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.