Koshechkin, Vasily

KHL Game Day: 12-25-09

Christmas means hockey in Russia...

Omsk 2 @ St. Petersburg 4
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-12, 3 SO, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%

Ramo got the day off as Omsk squared off with St. Petersburg, which sits in first in the KHL's Western Conference. Former NHL star Alexei Yashin assisted on all 4 goals for SKA.

Dynamo Riga 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 5
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 3-9-12, -5, 26 PIM

Harju assisted on Linus Omark's 17th goal of the season in the second period, and played 16:40 in the match while going 46% on draws. Former Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev also had a helper in the game for Dynamo Moscow.

Kazan 4 @ Novokuznetsk 0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 11-2-13, E, 12 PIM

The older Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's blanking of Novokuznetsk, playing 12:31 in the match. Kazan was led by a pair of goals from former NHLer Niko Kapanen. For anyone wondering whatever happened to former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev, the big winger has 1 goal and 2 points in 23 games with Kazan, and has averaged just 10:06 in ice time per game. Kazionov, by comparison, has averaged 13:09 per match.

KHK MVD 2 @ Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 34 GP, 17-14, 5 SO, 2.04 GAA, .924 sv%

Like Ramo, Koshechkin also got Christmas Day off. Former Chicago Blackhawks first rounder Pavel Vorobiev scored the winning goal for KHK MVD.

Spartak Moscow 3 @ Ekaterinburg 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 4-3-7, -12, 10 PIM

The younger Kazionov played 11:30 in the loss for Ekaterinburg.

KHL Game Day: 12-23-09

Back from the Channel One Cup break...

Omsk 2 @ Mytischi 4
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 15/18, 3.04 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 15-12, 3 SO, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%

Former NHLer Oleg Petrov had a pair of goals, including the game winner, to help propel Mytischi over Omsk 4-2. Former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had a helper in the match for Mytischi.

Togliatti 3 @ Magnitogorsk 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 34 GP, 17-14, 5 SO, 2.04 GAA, .924 sv%

Koshechkin has had three opportunities to play against his old club, and he has not played in each of the three games. Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from Sergei Fedorov in the game.

Kazan 2 @ Chelyabinsk 1 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 11-2-13, E, 12 PIM

Kazan got a third period goal from former NHLer Niko Kapanen and then shootout goals from Danis Zaripov and KHL superstar Alexei Morozov to pull out a 2-1 win over Chelyabinsk. The elder Kazionov played 13:05 in the match.

Nizhnekamsk 5 @ Ekaterinburg 2
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 4-3-7, -12, 10 PIM

The younger Kazionov brother played 12:00 in the match.

Dynamo Minsk 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 3-8-11, -4, 26 PIM

Harju played 16:06 in the match and was 42% on draws. His helper came on Linus Omark's 16th goal of the season. It's been an interesting role reversal from Harju and Omark's Elitserien days in Sweden where Harju was the goal scorer and Omark was the setup man.

Channel One Cup: Day Three

Russia 4 @ Czech Republic 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 34/37, 2.77 GAA, .919 sv%

Koshechkin stopped 34 of 37 shots in regulation and overtime and blanked the Czechs in the penalty shot session to record the shootout win. Sergey Mozyakin potted the winning marker in the shootout for the Russians.

Finland 4 @ Sweden 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

Harju and lifelong teammate Linus Omark moved back up to Sweden's second line in the game, and Omark responded with 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. But, it was Jarkko Immonen's shootout goal that sealed the win for the Finns. With the victory, the Finns clinched the Channel One Cup despite a very pedestrian 1-0-2 record. Sweden finished last in the tournament with a 0-1-2 record.

Channel One Cup: Day Two

Russia 2 @ Finland 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP

Koshechkin dressed, but was the backup on Saturday for the Russians. Finland got a goal from Petri Kontiola with 7 seconds left in regulation to take the win. The centerman, ironically, is Koshechkin's teammate with Magnitogorsk of the KHL.

Czech Republic 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG

Harju played on the third line for Sweden in the game. Former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl scored the overtime winner for the Swedes. Weinhandl is Harju's teammate in the KHL with Dynamo Moscow.

Channel One Cup: Day One

Sweden 3 @ Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

In yesterday's opener of the Channel One Cup, Russia got a third period power play marker from Sergey Vinoviev to defeat Sweden 4-3. Lightning prospect Johan Harju played on the second line for Team Sweden. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for the Russians.

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