Khabarovsk 3 @ Togliatti 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 29/31, 2.02 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-9, 2 SO, 2.18 GAA, .922 sv%
Despite some pretty good numbers by Koshechkin, Togliatti has fallen back into another losing streak with a 3-1 loss to Khabarovsk today.
Novokuznetsk 5 @ Kazan 2
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 5-1-6, -4, 10 PIM
The older Kazionov played 12:33 in the match as Novokuznetsk dismantled Ak Bars. Former Bolt Prospect Albert Vishnyakov had a helper in the match for Novokuznetsk. Vishnyakov has 4 goals and 8 points in 15 games thus far this year.
Ekaterinburg 3 @ Yaroslavl 6
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 8 PIM
The younger Kazionov played 9:03 in the match for Ekaterinburg. Former Lightning player Dimitry Afanasenkov had a helper in the match for Yaroslavl. He has 4 goals and 10 points in 17 games this season.
Dynamo Riga 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-3-5, -4, 10 PIM
Is Johan Harju finally coming out of his first quarter slump? Between today's helper and a goal against Khabarovsk, Harju now has points in two of his last three matches. Harju played 14:43 today and was 50% on draws. Mattias Weinhandl continued his torrid goal scoring pace with his 12th and 13th of the season in the game for Dynamo Moscow.
Omsk 1 @ Chekhov 2
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 23/25, 2.01 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.93 GAA, .911 sv%
Ramo's string of two consecutive shutout victories was snapped with a loss. Vladimir Karpov scored a pair of goals for Chekhov.
Ekaterinburg 2 @ Togliatti 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 30/32, 2.02 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-8, 2 SO, 2.32 GAA, .917 sv%
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 8 PIM
Kazionov played just 5:16 in the match for Ekaterinburg. His 2 minute minor was for elbowing.
Magnitogorsk 5 @ Kazan 3
The box score from this game is incomplete, but Dimitry Kazionov did score his 5th goal of the season in the match.
Dynamo Moscow 1 @ Novokuznetsk 0
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 10 PIM
A scoring change awarded Harju his second goal of the season in Dynamo's last game against Khabarovsk, breaking Harju out of a slump, but he was again scoreless today against Novokuznetsk. Harju played 15:05 and was 46% on draws. Former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had Dynamo's only goal, and now has 11 goals on the season, which is tied for tops in the league.
Omsk 3 @ Novgorod 0
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 25/25, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 10-6, 2 SO, 1.86 GAA, .913 sv%
That's back-to-back shutouts for Karri Ramo, who now is second in the KHL in wins behind only Ilya Proskuryakov of Magnitogorsk, who has 14. He's now tied for third in the league in shutouts along with fellow Lightning property Vasily Koshechkin, and third in GAA. Omsk got a goal and an assist from former NHLer Anton Babchuk in the match.
Togliatti 3 @ Chelyabinsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 14/16, 2.00 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 7-7, 2 SO, 2.20 GAA, .920 sv%
It's been a long haul, but Koshechkin has managed to even his record at .500 for the season. Togliatti has been the beneficiary, creeping up to 6th in the standings in their conference with today's win.
Kazan 4 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 6 PIM
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-1-5, -4, 10 PIM
Little brother Denis won the battle on the scoresheet, assisting on Ekaterinburg's only goal, but older brother Dimitry's team Kazan won the war. Denis played 12:24 in the match while Dimitry had 14:07 in ice time. Kazan was led by former NHLer Alexei Morozov, who had 2 goals and an assist in the match.
Dynamo Moscow 6 @ Khabarovsk 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 8 PIM
Harju has had 11 shots in the past two games, but still can't seem to buy a goal. His lifelong teammate Linus Omark, however, had 2 goals in the match. Dynamo also got a pair of goals from former NHLer Vitali Yachmenev as well.
Omsk 1 @ CSKA 0
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-6, 1 SO, 1.99 GAA, .906 sv%
Ramo pitched the first shutout of his young KHL career, stopping all 29 shots he faced in a razor thin 1-0 victory. Former NHLer Anton Babchuk scored the lone goal of the entire match.
Togliatti 5 @ Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-7, 2 SO, 2.22 GAA, .922 sv%
Togliatti and Koshechkin continue to ride the roller coaster this season. Today, Lada managed to knock off first place Magnitogorsk. Former NHL first rounder Stan Chistov had the only goal of the match for Magnitogorsk.
Kazan 3 @ Chelyabinsk 2 (OT)
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 4-1-5, -4, 10 PIM
Kazionov got back on track, notching his 4th goal of the season in 12:01 of ice time. Former NHLer, and arguably the best player in the KHL, Alexei Morozov scored the overtime winner for Kazan.
Nizhnekamsk 7 @ Ekaterinburg 6
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 6 PIM
Ekaterinburg's freshman kicker must have missed the extra point. The younger Kazionov played 8:11 in the match, and assisted on Alexander Streltsov's first goal of the season.
Dynamo Moscow 3 @ Novosibirsk 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 6 PIM
Harju's miserable first half continued with another scoreless day at the rink. Harju played 15:04 in the match and was 69% on draws, but the scoresheet still eluded him, despite 5 shots on goal. Former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had the winning goal in the match for Dynamo.
Togliatti 2 @ Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 32/32, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7, 2 SO, 2.32 GAA, .920 sv%
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 6 PIM
Vasily Koshechkin got back on track in a big way with his second shutout of the season against Ekaterinburg, which has dropped back into the cellar of its conference. Denis Kazionov took a 4 minute high sticking double minor in the contest and played 11:46 in the match.
Kazan 1 @ Magnitogorsk 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-1-4, -4, 10 PIM
Magnitogorsk managed to cool off the elder Kazionov, who has been hot of late, holding him to just 1 shot on goal in 12:27 of ice time. Kazan is clinging to a disappointing 8th place in their conference thus far. Former Lightning prospect Fedor Fedorov had an assist in the contest and older brother Sergei also had a goal for Magnitogorsk.
Novokuznetsk 1 @ Omsk 5
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6, 0 SO, 2.13 GAA, .897 sv%
Ramo got his first night off of the season as Jaromir Jagr and Alex Svitov scored in Omsk's win.