KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-19-10

Western Conference
(2)KHK MVD 4 @ (8)Dynamo Riga 1
KHK MVD Leads the Series 1-0
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +6, 16 PIM
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 2 PIM

Things started well for Karsums and Dynamo Riga in Game One of their Western Conference Semifinal series. The Lightning prospect assisted on a first period goal by Martins Cipulis that put the Cindarella 8 seed up 1-0 at the end of the period. Things slid downhill from there. 2nd seeded KHK MVD scored 4 unanswered goals in the final two frames to stake themselves to a 1-0 series lead. Former Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had an assist in the match for KHK MVD. Karsums played 15:44 in the match.

Tomorrow (3-20-10) will be Game Two for Riga and Game One in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between Dmitri Kazionov and Kazan and Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk.