Spartak Moscow 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 6
Vasily Koshechkin , Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/23, 1.00 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 20-8-6, 6 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk played the role of The Grinch to Spartak, beating them 6-1 on Christmas Day. Ex-Lightning draft pick and current Metallurg assistant captain Dmitri Kazionov  had a helper in the victory. Recently added Francis Pare, a former Detroit farmhand, was on the other end of the helper and had 2 goals in the win.