24 September 2018
The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best player of the third week of the Regular Season in four categories.
– Best goaltender was Igor Shestyorkin (SKA), who had two shutouts and two away wins against HC Dynamo and Lokomotiv. In these games, the goalie stopped a total of 47 shots and his goalless streak – still alive – is at 131 minutes and 11 seconds.
– Best defenseman was Patrik Hersley (SKA), who won three away games with his team last week, scoring three goals (the best result among all defensemen in the league) and adding a helper. The Swedish blueliner posted game-winning goals against HC Dynamo and Severstal, scoring a double in Cherepovets. Hersley posted no negative ratings, earning a +1 for the week. Moreover, he had nine shots on goal.
– Best forward was Michal Repik (Slovan), who scored five goals in three away games (the best result among all forwards in the league). He also had one assist and earned a +1. Repik scored in all last week’s games, with a hat-trick against Kunlun Red Star and the game-winning goal against Admiral. The Czech forward had a total of 15 shots on goal (once again, the best results among players in his position).
– Best rookie was forward Nikolai Kovalenko (Lokomotiv), who won two games out of three with his team, adding a double against Vityaz with one goal being the game-winner. The 18-year-old forward posted no negative ratings, earning a +3 for the week. Kovalenko had an average time on ice of 11 minutes and 1 second, and three hits.