Ekaterinburg 5 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 10-6-16, -2, 32 PIM
Martins Karsums scored a shorthanded goal and took a minor for holding the stick in 14:48 of ice time in Riga's 5-3 loss to Ekaterinburg. Veteran KHL'er Andrei Subbotin had a hat trick in the match for Ekaterinburg.
Kazan 5 @ Dynamo Minsk 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:35 of ice time in Kazan's 5-2 win over Minsk. Kazionov was also 50% on 14 draws in the match. Former NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of helpers in the match for Kazan.
Mytischi 2 @ Cherepovets 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 39/41, 2.00 GAA, .951 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-10-0, 1 SO, 2.87 GAA, .910 sv%
Cherepovets defeated Mytischi 5-2 despite being outshot 41-17, thanks to 39 saves by Lightning prospect Vasily Koshechkin. KHL veteran Vadim Shipachev had 1 goal and 3 points in the match for Cherepovets.
Chekhov 5 @ Kazan 4 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 16 PIM
It was a tough game for Dmitri Kazionov, who was -1 in 13:56 and a dismal 7.7% on 13 draws in Kazan's 5-4 shootout loss to Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had 1 goal and 3 points in the loss for Kazan.
Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 5 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 21/26, 4.92 GAA, .808 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-10-0, 1 SO, 2.92 GAA, .907 sv%
Former Columbus and Anaheim prospect Geoff Platt scored 1:12 into overtime to live Minsk to a 5-4 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets.
Dynamo Riga 1 @ Spartak Moscow 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM
Martins Karsums was scoreless in 14:36 in Riga's 2-1 loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-NHL legend Dominik Hasek stopped 26 shots in the match for Spartak for the win.
Linkopings 3 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Riku Helenius sat backup as Sodertalje was blanked 3-0 by Linkopings. Former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena stopped all 21 shots he faced for Linkopings.
Dynamo Minsk 0 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, +4, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov continues to pick up steam. The forward assisted on a Nikolai Lemtyugov goal in 13:12 of ice time in Kazan's 4-0 win over Minsk. Former NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.
MODO 7 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 5.72 GAA
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%
Oof. Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals in 31:28 for the loss today before giving way to Pontus Sjogren who allowed 4 goals the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 7-1 loss to MODO. Elitserien star Per-Age Skroder had a pair of goals in the match for MODO.
Chelyabinsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov extended his point scoring streak to three games by scoring the game's opening goal in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to Chelyabinsk. The forward played 14:25 in the match and also took a minor for roughing.
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM
Martins Karsums took a minor for boarding in 14:49 in Riga's 4-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan had one goal and one assist in the match for Dynamo.
Sodertalje 6 @ Farjestads 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 34/36, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-6-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .895 sv%
Too little too late? Riku Helenius ran off his second straight win today as Sodertalje defeated Farjestads 6-2. Helenius has improved his GAA to 2.67 and is within percentage points of starter Pontus Sjogren in the save percentage department as he tries to re-claim the starting job for Sodertalje. Farjestads sits in third on the Elitserien table and Sodertalje, adding fuel to the question of whether Helenius deserves another shot to be the starter.
Kazan 5 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 14 PIM
Is Dmitri Kazionov finally hitting his stride. Kazionov had a helper for the second straight game and played 15:24 in Kazan's 5-1 blitzing of Ekaterinburg. Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen had a pair of goals in the win for Kazan.