European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 11-20 and 11-21

November 20th

Yulaev 6 @ Omsk 5 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 30/36, 5.81 GAA, .833 sv%

Ramo's team fell in overtime despite a goal and an assist from Norwegian star Patrik Thoresen.

Kazan 4 @ Togliatti 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

Kazionov played 10:48 in the match. The KHL's best player, Alexei Morozov, had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.

November 21st

Ekaterinburg 8 @ Chekhov 3
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

Kazionov scored his 4th goal of the season in a wild Ekaterinburg scoring fest. Eight separate goal scorers found the sheet for Kazionov's team.

Magnitogorsk 1 @ Novgorod 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%

That was not the debut Koshechkin probably wanted.

KHK MVD 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

Harju assisted on a late first period goal and was 78% on draws in 13:53.

KHL Game Day: 11-19

Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Yaroslavl 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 14 PIM

Harju played 15:53 in the match and was 61% on draws. Former NHLer Karel Rachunek had a pair of goals in the match for Dynamo.

KHL Game Day: 11-18

Astana 3 @ Omsk 2 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-8, 2 SO, 1.79 GAA, .918 sv%

Ramo watched from the bench as former NHL defenseman Kevin Dallman scored the overtime winner for Astana. The blueliner actually led Astana in scoring last year with a remarkable 28 goals and 58 points in 53 games.

Togliatti 0 @ Ekaterinburg 3
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 3-3-6, -5, 8 PIM

Kazionov scored his 3rd goal of the season to open the game's scoring. He played 9:22 in the match.

Kazan 3 @ Magnitogorsk 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 7-1-8, -2, 10 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-12, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA, .921 sv%

It was a rare double Kazionov scoring day in the KHL as Dimitry scored to stake Kazan to a 2-0 lead. He played 13:29 in the match for Ak Bars.

Koshechkin Granted Free Agency, Signs With Magnitogorsk

Vasily Koshechkin has been granted a release from his contract with Lada Togliatti and has signed with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, according to sports-planet.ru and Togliatti's website. The Lada franchise, which has been cash strapped for the past three plus seasons, failed to make payroll for over two months, allowing several players to petition the league for free agency due to breach of contract. Koshechkin was granted his release and will now play for Magnitogorsk, which currently sits in second in the Eastern Conference and has the third best record in the KHL.

The 26 year old netminder was taken by the Lightning in the 8th round, 233rd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Despite several overtures from the Lightning during Jay Feaster's time as GM, Koshechkin has remained in Russia for the duration of his career to this point, playing primarily with Togliatti with a short stint with Kazan. Standing at 6'6" tall, the mammoth netminder is recognized as one of Russia's finest goaltenders, having appeared in several Euro Tour events and the World Championships for his homeland. Koshechkin is also one of six netminders being considered for Russia's 2010 Olympic team.

KHL Game Day: 11-16

Omsk 1 @ Magnitogorsk 2 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 24/25, 0.92 GAA, .960 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-8, 2 SO, 1.79 GAA, .918 sv%

Ramo's only blemish in three shootout attempts faced was a goal by former Blackhawk Igor Radulov, but it was enough to send Omsk to defeat.

Yulaev 4 @ Ekaterinburg 3 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, -7, 8 PIM

Kazionov played 9:56 in the match. Alexander Radulov, the former Predator and little brother of Igor, had the overtime winner for Yulaev.

Togliatti 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-12, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA, .921 sv%

Togliatti currently sits at 7th place in the Eastern Conference.

Kazan 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 1 (OT)
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM

Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 14 PIM

Kazionov played 12:21 in the match for Kazan. Harju played 17:03 for Dynamo but was an uncharacteristic 39% in the faceoff circles. KHL superstar Alexei Morozov scored the winner for Kazan, which was his 15th goal of the season.

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