Omsk defeated CSKA 6-1 to take a 2-0 series lead. Nikita Alexeev did not dress for Avangard.
Vasily Koshechkin allowed 6 goals in 40 minutes of play before being lifted for the third period in Lada's 7-0 loss to Magnitogorsk. The series is now tied 1-1.
Ramo/Rask IV will have to wait. Miika Wiikman got the start today in HPK's opening game of the SM-liiga playoffs beating Tuukka Rask and Ilves 4-2. Rask stopped 35 of 39 shots faced in the game.
I think Wheeling might've been a little mad after losing two straight to the Chiefs.
Gabe Winer stopped 27 of 31 shots faced before being pulled for the third period for Mike Betz who stopped all 9 shots faced. The teams played a physical first period that saw fights by Adam Henrich and Andre Deveaux as well as double minor for roughing to Brandon Elliot. Elliot would later have a fight of his own in the second period where Adam Henrich collected his 8th through 21st penalty minutes of the night (slash, fighting, roughing, rough and ten minute misconduct).
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Blues snuck past JYP in overtime yesterday in the final match of the play-in round to set the field for the SM-liiga quarterfinals. Third seeded HPK will face off with sixth seeded Ilves. That means we could see Karri Ramo once again square off with countryman Tuukka Rask in a battle between the two brightest star goaltending prospects in Finland.
Omsk defeated CSKA 3-0 in the opening match of their quarterfinal series. Nikita Alexeev did not dress for Avangard.
Lada Togliatti drew first blood against Goliath Magnitogorsk behind Vasily Koshechkin's 4th win of the postseason.