Ekaterinburg 5 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 10-6-16, -2, 32 PIM
Martins Karsums scored a shorthanded goal and took a minor for holding the stick in 14:48 of ice time in Riga's 5-3 loss to Ekaterinburg. Veteran KHL'er Andrei Subbotin had a hat trick in the match for Ekaterinburg.
Kazan 5 @ Dynamo Minsk 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:35 of ice time in Kazan's 5-2 win over Minsk. Kazionov was also 50% on 14 draws in the match. Former NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of helpers in the match for Kazan.
Mytischi 2 @ Cherepovets 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 39/41, 2.00 GAA, .951 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-10-0, 1 SO, 2.87 GAA, .910 sv%
Cherepovets defeated Mytischi 5-2 despite being outshot 41-17, thanks to 39 saves by Lightning prospect Vasily Koshechkin. KHL veteran Vadim Shipachev had 1 goal and 3 points in the match for Cherepovets.
Sodertalje 1 @ Frolunda 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%
Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 2-1 loss to Frolunda. Ex-Flyers prospect Mika Pyorala scored the third period, game winning goal in the match for Frolunda.
Chekhov 5 @ Kazan 4 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 16 PIM
It was a tough game for Dmitri Kazionov, who was -1 in 13:56 and a dismal 7.7% on 13 draws in Kazan's 5-4 shootout loss to Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had 1 goal and 3 points in the loss for Kazan.
Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 5 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 21/26, 4.92 GAA, .808 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-10-0, 1 SO, 2.92 GAA, .907 sv%
Former Columbus and Anaheim prospect Geoff Platt scored 1:12 into overtime to live Minsk to a 5-4 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets.
Dynamo Riga 1 @ Spartak Moscow 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM
Martins Karsums was scoreless in 14:36 in Riga's 2-1 loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-NHL legend Dominik Hasek stopped 26 shots in the match for Spartak for the win.
Linkopings 3 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Riku Helenius sat backup as Sodertalje was blanked 3-0 by Linkopings. Former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena stopped all 21 shots he faced for Linkopings.
Dynamo Minsk 0 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, +4, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov continues to pick up steam. The forward assisted on a Nikolai Lemtyugov goal in 13:12 of ice time in Kazan's 4-0 win over Minsk. Former NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.
Cherepovets 0 @ Hanty-Mansiysk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-0, 1 SO, 2.80 GAA, .912 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin say backup as Rostislav Stana allowed 3 goals on 19 shots in Cherepovets' 3-0 loss to Yugra. A changing of the guard at the starting position may be in the cards now, as Koshechkin, with the exception of one poor start, has been hot since returning from a dominant Karjala Cup performance with the national team. Ex-Hawks draft pick and Norfolk Admiral Mikhail Yakubov had a pair of goals in the match for Yugra.