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.
MODO 7 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 5.72 GAA
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%
Oof. Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals in 31:28 for the loss today before giving way to Pontus Sjogren who allowed 4 goals the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 7-1 loss to MODO. Elitserien star Per-Age Skroder had a pair of goals in the match for MODO.
Chelyabinsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov extended his point scoring streak to three games by scoring the game's opening goal in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to Chelyabinsk. The forward played 14:25 in the match and also took a minor for roughing.
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM
Martins Karsums took a minor for boarding in 14:49 in Riga's 4-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan had one goal and one assist in the match for Dynamo.
Cherepovets 3 @ Omsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 34/35, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-0, 1 SO, 2.80 GAA, .912
The Cat is starting to roll. Vasily Koshechkin won his third straight start, stopping 34 shots in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk, stopping 25 of 28 shots faced.