Bratislava 0 vs. Cherepovets 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 3/5, 10.14 GAA, .600 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .895 sv%
Jaroslav Janus was lifted 11:50 into the First Period in Slovan's 3-0 shutout loss to Cherepovets. Johan Backlund stopped 20 of 21 for Bratislava the rest of the way.
Lightning prospects took to the ice Tuesday for their third and final game of the Nashville prospects tournament. Unlike the first two games, which were settled in overtime, this one was done well before the end of regulation with the Florida Panthers winning, 6-3.
There’s no way around it, Florida was the better team on Tuesday, outworking, outhustling, and outmaneuvering the Baby Bolts.
Bratislava 2 vs. Novgorod 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 31/33, 1.85 GAA, .939 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 1.85 GAA, .939 sv%
Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 of 2 shooters to convert, with the 1st being former Lightning pick Dimitry Kazionov, as Bratislava fell 3-2 in the shootout to Novgorod. The shootout mars and otherwise decent season debut for Janus. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a pair of assist in defeat for Slovan.
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Jokerit 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev did not dress in Yugra's 2-1 OT loss to Jokerit, which jumped from the league formerly known as the SM-liiga to the KHL this season. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman had a goal in the match for Jokerit. Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius sat backup for Jokerit while ex-Lightning pick Johan Harju was also scoreless for the club.
Chekhov 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 15/16, 1.00 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 1 SO, 1.17 GAA, .953 sv%
If you only put 16 shots on goal on Vasily Koshechkin in a game, you probably wasted the bus ride to the rink. That's all the rubber Koshechkin faced today as Magnitogorsk ran Chekhov out of the building 4-1. Ex-Caps draft pick Oskar Osala had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win for Metallurg.
Lightning prospects suited up for their second game of the Nashville Prospects Tournament, and for the second time in two days the game went to overtime.
Unlike Saturday, when Tampa Bay fell 2-1 to Nashville, the Lightning came out on top on Sunday, beating Boston 3-2 on the backs of two prospects at opposite ends of the hype-o-meter.
At one end is Jonathan Drouin, ranked the top prospect in hockey by NHL.com and regarded as one of the best – if not the best – player not playing in the NHL. On the other end is Kodie Curran, a 24-year-old undrafted free agent defenseman who just finished his career with the University of Calgary Dinos.
One you’ve heard of, one you haven’t. In fact, Curran didn’t even play in Saturday’s opener as he was a late scratch after warm-ups. Yet, the two were equally dynamic in Sunday’s win against the Bruins.