Kazionov, Dmitri

European Game Day: 3/17/11

Kval till Elitserien
Mora 1 @ Sodertalje 6
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Ex-St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Sodertalje to a 6-1 blunt force pounding of Mora in their second game of the Kval till Elitserien. Sodertalje now sits in 2nd on the Kval till Elitserien table, 1 point back of Allsvenskan team Vaxjo and 1 point ahead of fellow Elitserien team MODO. 8 games remain in the promotion/relegation season.

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Kazan 0 @ (3)Ufa 1
Ufa Wins the Series 4-1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Happy trails to defending Gagarin Cup champions Ak Bars Kazan. Ex-Kings goalie Erik Ersberg made 27 saves for a 1-0, Game Five shutout win for Ufa to seal the series win. Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov had Ufa's only goal. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:36 in the match.

That brings to a conclusion the Lightning prospect season in Russia. Yaroslavl and Ufa have already clinched spots in their respective conferences, while St. Petersburg has a 3-2 series lead over Mytischi and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo's Omsk club holds a 3-2 series lead over Magnitogorsk.

KHL Game Day: 3/15/11

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(3)Ufa 0 @ (2)Kazan 4
Ufa Leads the Series 3-1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM

Kazan survives to play a Game Five. Petri Vehanen had a 33 save shutout and ex-NHLers Niko Kapanen and Alexei Morozov each had 1 goal and 1 assist as Kazan staved off elimination in a Game Four win. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:20 in the game.

KHL Game Day: 3/13/11

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(3)Ufa 2 @ (2)Kazan 1 (OT)
Ufa Leads the Series 3-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Things look bleak for defending champion Kazan. Former NHLer Oleg Saprykin scored 3:28 into overtime to lead Ufa to a 2-1 overtime Game Three victory over Kazan and a 3-0 series lead. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov added an assist in the match for Ufa. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:37 in the game for Ak Bars.

KHL Game Day: 3/11/11

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Kazan 1 @ (3)Ufa 3
Ufa Leads the Series 2-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

The defending champs may be in trouble. Former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs to help lead Ufa to a 3-1 Game Two win over Kazan, putting Kazan in an 0-2 series hole.

KHL Game Day: 3/9/11

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Kazan 2 @ (3)Ufa 3 (OT)
Ufa Leads the Series 1-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov took minors for tripping and hooking in 12:21 of ice time in Kazan's 3-2 overtime Game One loss to Ufa. Ex-Wings prospect Igor Grigorienko had a goal in the match for Ufa.

KHL Game Day: 2/28/11

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(7)Astana 2 @ (2)Kazan 4
Kazan Sweeps the Series 4-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of helpers while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in a goal to help Kazan defeat Astana 4-2 in Game Four of their opening round series. Defending champion Kazan advances to the semifinal round with the victory.

Elsewhere, Ufa also advanced to the semifinals by sweeping Novosibirsk. They join Kazan and St. Petersburg as clubs that have clinched a spot in the next round. Dynamo Riga can advance tomorrow with a victory in Game Five over Dynamo Moscow. The other four opening round series are currently deadlocked at 2-2.

KHL Game Day: 2/17/11

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(7)Astana 1 @ (2)Kazan 6
Kazan Leads the Series 3-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov saw the ice for the first time in this playoff season and was scoreless in 12:27 in Kazan's 6-1 Game Three win over Astana. The defending Gagarin Cup champions are cruising through the first round, and they got 2 goals and 2 assists today from former NHLer Alexei Morozov in their victory.

KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(7)Dynamo Riga 2 @ (2)Dynamo Moscow 1 (OT)
Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 3-1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM

Krisjanis Redlihs, one of three Redlihs' in the Riga lineup and a former Devils draft pick, scored a power play goal at 19:43 of the first overtime to stake Riga to a 2-1 Game Four victory. The win extends Riga to a 3-1 series lead, and the club is now 1 win from upsetting 2nd seed Dynamo Moscow. Riga made a Cindarella run deep into the KHL playoffs a season ago as the 8th seed, and they're back instigating trouble this year. Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal and took a minor for slashing in 19:01 in the match for Riga.

(5)Cherepovets 1 @ (4)Mytischi 8
Series Tied at 2-2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 8/11, 12.37 GAA, .727 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .941 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin's hot goaltending was cooled off as Mytischi rose up and put a snowman on Cherepovets to even their opening round series at 2-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov scored a pair of goals for Mytischi in the victory.

Elsewhere, St. Petersburg became the first KHL club to make it through to the Semifinals, completing a sweep of Spartak Moscow with a 4-3 Game Four victory today. Kazan and Ufa hold 3-0 leads in their series and could advance with wins tomorrow.

KHL Game Day: 2/25/11

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Kazan 3 @ (7)Astana 0
Kazan Leads the Series 2-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM

Petri Vehanen made 26 saves to shutout Astana 3-0 to help Kazan take a 2-0 lead in their opening round Quaterfinal series. Ex-NHLers Alexei Morozov and Marcel Hossa each had goals in the match for Kazan.

European Game Day: 2/24/11

Elitserien Regular Season
Sodertalje 2 @ Djurgardens 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%

Pontus Sjogren made 30 saves to help Sodertalje shut out Djurgardens 2-0. With 4 games remaining in the regular season, 11th place Sodertalje is now tied with AIK at 66 points, and are now just 2 points back of 8th place Timra for the final playoff spot in the Elitserien. Sodertalje's next two games are against MODO and Brynas.

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Kazan 1 @ (7)Astana 0
Kazan Leads the Series 1-0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen scored the game's only goal to lead Kazan to a 1-0 victory over Astana. Finnish net minder Petri Vehanen made 31 saves for the shutout.

KHL Wester Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Dynamo Moscow 8 @ (7) Dynamo Riga 4
Series Tied 1-1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Chris Simon had a pair of goals as Moscow put an abominable snowman on the board against Riga to tie their opening round series at 1-1. Martins Karsums was scoreless in 14:38 in the match. Ex-Lightning draftee Ruslan Zainullin also had a helper in the match for Moscow.

(4)Mytischi 2 @ (5)Cherepovets 5
Series Tied 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 45/47, 2.00 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals:
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 2.25 GAA, .952 sv%

Who needs defense when you have Vasya the Cat? Koshechkin, after making 49 saves in an overtime defeat in Game One made 45 saves in Game Two to help Cherepovets tie their opening round series with Mytischi at 1-1. Cherepovets is giving up an average of 52 shots a game, if you happen to be scoring at home. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov had a goal in defeat for Mytischi.

KHL Game Day: 2/20/11

Cherepvets 6 @ Nizhnekamsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 28/31, 3.01 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%

Josef Straka had 1 goal and 1 assist in Cherepovets' 6-3 win over Nizhnekamsk. Cherepovets will now face Mytischi in the opening round of the KHL playoffs. Cherepovets is the West's 5th seed.

St. Petersburg 4 @ Kazan 3 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:58 in Kazan's 4-3 shootout loss to SKA. The forward also failed to convert on 1 shootout attempt. Former Lightning prospect Anton But had a helper in the match for SKA.

Kazan, the East's 2nd seed, will face Astana in the opening round of the playoffs.

Dynamo Riga 6 @ Chelyabinsk 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM

Martins Karsums had a penalty shot goal and 2 helpers in 12:14 in Riga's 6-2 win over Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning forward Dimitry Afanasenkov had a power play goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

7th seed Riga faces St. Petersburg first in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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