The Lazushin effect. Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 0 Kunlun Red Star 2

25 September 2018

Ask any goalie about his role, and he’ll likely tell you it’s all about giving his team a chance to win. Ask any coach about the value of strong goaltending, and he’ll likely talk about how the netminder is 50% of the team. This was a game that amply demonstrated the value of excellence between the piping.

Shirokov stops Amur, Frattin flattens Dynamo. September 24 round-up

24 September 2018

Sergei Shirokov’s overtime winner brought Avangard its ninth win from 10 games despite a brave battle from Amur. In Moscow, Dynamo suffered another defeat as Barys forward Matt Frattin scored 2+1 in a 3-2 overtime success. Kunlun Red Star frustrated Neftekhimik to win 2-0 in Nizhnekamsk, Traktor suffered another heavy defeat and Ak Bars inflicted a 10th successive loss on Sibir.

Sibir’s Barbashev waived

24 September 2018

Yet another player waived, Avtomobilist and Neftekhimik complete a trade.

Two giant milestones and one giant stick – the KHL week in review

24 September 2018

Which players rewrote the record books last week? Which goalie is recalling Alexandre Dumas? And where would you find the biggest hockey stick in Russia? Read on …

Players of the Week: Shestyorkin, Hersley, Repik and Kovalenko

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.

Grachyov joins Avtomobilist

23 September 2018

The Yekaterinburg-based team strengthens its offensive lineup.

Spartak’s fast start is too much for Dinamo. September 23 round-up

23 September 2018

Spartak travelled to Latvia buoyed by a 6-1 win over Traktor in its previous game and reassured by the fact that, despite Dinamo’s bright start to the season, it had not won against the Red-and-Whites since 2015.

Refereeing Department on September 22 games

23 September 2018

HC Dynamo Moscow – Dinamo Minsk In the 13th minute of the Satursday’s game in Moscow, after an apparent goal scored…

Courage and resilience … and a bitter ending. Avangard Omsk 4 Kunlun Red Star 2

23 September 2018

Few neutral observers would have given Red Star much of a chance before this game. The form-book pointed to a routine home victory, even if there were some signs of promise to be taken from recent games.

Landmark moments for Afinogenov, Omark. September 22 round-up

22 September 2018

Two forwards dominated the day’s play. In Ufa, Linus Omark produced five points, including his 100th KHL goal, as Salavat Yulaev thrashed Barys. In Moscow, Maxim Afinogenov’s first-ever KHL hat-trick helped Dynamo leapfrog Dinamo Minsk at the foot of the Western Conference. Elsewhere, SKA won at Loko, Avangard had too much for Red Star, and Severstal snapped its losing streak with victory over Vityaz.

Avto wins the battle of the leaders. September 21 round-up

21 September 2018

The Conference leaders met in Finland, and Avtomobilist’s Jakub Kovar frustrated Jokerit to help his team to a 3-0 victory. CSKA also enjoyed a shut-out on the road, blanking Amur. Traktor bounced back from two heavy losses to down Sochi in overtime while Torpedo’s young forward Daniil Veryayev scored twice in his team’s 3-2 win over Metallurg. Ak Bars won the Tatarstan derby and Slovan took the verdict in an absorbing encounter in Vladivostok.

Kazakov joins Sibir

21 September 2018

New players for Sibir and Admiral; Salavat Yulaev and Lokomotiv trade defensemen.

Kunlun Red Star