KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-19-10

KHL Gagarin Cup Finals
(3)Kazan 2 @ (2)KHK MVD 3
Kazan Leads the Series 2-1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +8, 18 PIM
Playoff totals: 18 GP, 3-1-4, +4, 12 PIM

KHK MVD got a pair of third period goals from Maxim Velikov and Alexei Tertyshny less than 4 minutes apart to defeat Kazan 3-2 and cut Kazan's series lead in half to 2-1. Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov was on the ice for a late Kazan goal by defenseman Stepan Zakharchuk. He played 14:16 in the match and took a 2nd period minor for high sticking. Game Four is slated for tomorrow.

In an interesting twist, it was announced this week that KHK MVD will be merging with Johan Harju's former team, Dynamo Moscow, next season after Dyanmo's main sponsor pulled out to back SKA St. Petersburg instead. Harju has already signed a 1-year deal with the Lightning next season.