Omsk 3 @ Yulaev 2 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 27/29, 1.93 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 18-14, 3 SO, 2.05 GAA, .912 sv%
Omsk got 2 goals and 1 assist from former NHLer Timofei Shishkanov, including the overtime winner. Avangard also got a goal from former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov. Yulaev is currently in second place in the KHL Eastern Conference.
Spartak Moscow 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 3-11-14, -6, 28 PIM
Harju keeps steadily increasing his assist totals over the last month, as he had a helper today in 14:22 of ice time. Harju was also 33% on draws in the game. Former Flyers prospect Stefan Ruzicka scored the shootout winner for Spartak.
The game between Chekhov and Karri Ramo and Omsk that was scheduled for today was postponed.
The Chekhov/Omsk game was suspended due to an ugly string of brawls that led to 19, yes 19, ejections.
Ekaterinburg 2 @ Nizhnekamsk 1 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM
Kazionov played an even 8:00 in the match. Ekaterinburg's win was an upset as Nizhnekamsk sits in third in the East while Ekateriburg is 5 points behind Togliatti for the 8th and final playoff spot in the conference.
Magnitogorsk 6 @ Togliatti 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 21/21, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 19-15, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .925 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin finally played against his old club after sitting in previous contests against Lada, and he helped dismantle them by pitching a shutout in a 6-0 victory. The shutout is Koshechkin's league leading 6th of the season. The big netminder posted 8 shutouts last year in a Togliatti jersey. Magnitogorsk was led offensively by 2 goals and 1 assist by forward Jan Marek.
Chelyabinsk 2 @ Kazan 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 15-5-20, +5, 12 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov's 15th goal of the season was the 20th point of his campaign, which matches his season total in points for all 55 games he played last season. He played 12:07 in today's match and his goal was an unassisted marker. Kazan was led offensively by 2 goals and 1 assist from long-time Kazan star Denis Zaripov.
Novosibirsk 1 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 3-10-13, -9, 28 PIM
Harju played 16:15 in the match and got his 10th assist of the season, but was just 17% on draws in the win. Swedish Olympian Mattias Weinhandl again led the Dynamo attack with 1 goal and 1 assist.
Novgorod 1 @ Omsk 2
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 17-14, 3 SO, 2.06 GAA, .912 sv%
Ramo got a goal by former Lightning player Eric Perrin and an assist from former Lightning first round pick Alex Svitov as Omsk knocked off Novgorod 2-1.
Magnitogorsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 18-15, 5 SO, 2.06 GAA, .923 sv%
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 14-5-19, +3, 12 PIM
Kazionov assisted on a second period goal by Janne Pesonen for Ak Bars, but Kazan still fell to Magnitogorsk on the strength of 1 goal and 1 assist from former Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov. Kazionov played 16:11 in the match for Kazan.
Ekaterinburg 1 @ Togliatti 2
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM
The tough KHL education of Denis Kazionov continues, as he was -1 in 11:33 to drop his season plus-minus to -15.