KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-29-12
KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia):
(4)Mytischi 1 @ (5)Cherepovets 0
Mytischi Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 26/27, 1.10 GAA, .963 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 1.10 GAA, .963 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%
Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev scored with just 38 seconds left in regulation to help Mytischi defeat Cherepovets 1-0 in Game One of their opening round series. Ex-Lightning prospect Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in 17:36 in the match for Mytischi. Game Two is scheduled for Tuesday.
Elsewhere, the East's top seed, St. Petersburg, clubbed CSKA in Game One of their opening round series. Nikita Kucherov did not play for CSKA. Kucherov also did not appear in CSKA Jr.'s 3-0 win over Novgorod Jr.