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|06 Dec 2013 |||Oleg Petrov (F)||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||retired|
|05 Dec 2013 |||Francis Pare (F)||TPS Turku||Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
|04 Dec 2013 |||Alexei Badyukov (F)||Avangard Omsk||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod|
|02 Dec 2013 |||Marko Anttila (F)||Metallurg Novokuznetsk||Örebro HK|
|1.||Sergei Mozyakin||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||34||21||27||48||2||23|
|2.||Jan Kovář||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||34||14||30||44||22||25|
|3.||Danis Zaripov||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||33||21||19||40||20||23|
|4.||Brandon Bochenski||RW||Barys Astana||35||17||19||36||45||14|
|5.||Dmitry Makarov||F||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||34||9||24||33||10||4|
|6.||Nigel Dawes||LW||Barys Astana||35||15||17||32||16||10|
|7.||Kyle Wilson||C||Dinamo Riga||34||13||19||32||18||8|
|8.||Marcel Hossa||LW||Dinamo Riga||34||13||17||30||29||6|
|9.||Ilya Kovalchuk||LW||SKA St. Petersburg||29||12||18||30||16||7|
|10.||Sakari Salminen||F||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||32||10||20||30||4||7|
GROUP: Western Conference
|1||SKA St. Petersburg||35||21||5||2||7||116:64||75|
|6||HC LEV Praha||34||14||6||5||9||88:73||59|
|7||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||35||14||4||7||10||93:82||57|
|10||Atlant Moscow Oblast||32||10||5||3||14||61:72||43|
|13||HC Slovan Bratislava||32||8||6||1||17||70:95||37|
GROUP: Eastern Conference
|2||Ak Bars Kazan||34||18||5||4||7||93:64||68|
|3||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||35||18||2||7||8||105:88||65|
|5||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||32||16||2||3||11||84:64||55|
|9||HC Admiral Vladivostok||34||11||3||4||16||78:82||43|
During the regular season, each team plays 56 games: four games against each of the teams in their own division (for a total of 20 games) and two games against each of the other teams (for a total of 36 games).
The eight top-ranked teams in each conference receive playoff berths. Within each conference quarterfinals, semifinals and finals are played before the conference winners play against each other for the Gagarin Cup. The division winners are seeded first and second in their conference, based on their regular season record. All playoff rounds are played as best-of-seven series. In each round, the top seeded remaining team is paired with the lowest seeded team etc. This playoff structure is very similar to the current format of the NHL playoffs. In the playoffs, overtime periods last 20 minutes (or until a goal is scored). The number of overtime periods is not limited.
This playoff format does not allow the strongest teams to take the topmost positions in the KHL final standings when these teams are from the same conference. This is because the format makes the conferences equally represented in top two, four, eight and sixteen spots of the final standings, regardless of the relative strength of the conferences.
No automatic promotion/relegation. New applicants are examined by KHL board
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an international professional ice hockey league in Eurasia founded in 2008. As of 2009, it is ranked as the strongest hockey league in Europe
The title of Champion of Russia, regardless of which nation the club represents, and the Gagarin Cup, named after the first man to reach space and orbit the Earth, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, are awarded annually to the league champion, following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season. Two teams from the KHL were guaranteed qualification into the Champions Hockey League season.
The league was formed in 2008, from a predecessor organization, the Russian Superleague (RSL). The RSL, in turn, was a successor to the Soviet Championship League, which was founded in 1946 with only five teams. The KHL began its operations with 24 teams. After minor changes in the composition of the Russian teams and even a reduction to 23 teams in the 2010-11 season, the league will be back to 24 teams in the 2011-12 season. Of these teams, 20 are based in the Russian Federation and 4 more are located in Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia.
- Bourcier Selects His East KHL All-Stars (05 Dec 2013)
- KHL All-Star Game starting lineups defined (29 Nov 2013)
- Aleksandr Andrievski is fired as head coach of Dinamo-Minsk (25 Nov 2013)
- Lokomotiv too strong for Atlant (21 Nov 2013)
- Ketov, SKA win tightly over Severstal (20 Nov 2013)
Voskresensk Ice Palace dedicated to Nikolai Epstein
Voskresensk District Administration has decided to remember Honored Coach of the USSR, and honorary citizen of Voskresensk Nikolai Epstein by dedicating the Ice Palace of Sports simply known as Podmoskoe (suburbs).
Epstein led Khimik for 22 years. Under his leadership the team won twice the bronze medal in the championship of the USSR. Among Epstein alumni are stars as Valeri Kamensky, Igor Larionov, Valery Zelepukin and Sergei Berezin. The ceremony will held on December 14, when club celebrates its 60th anniversary.(02 Dec 2013)
Satan back in Slovan
Slovak forward Miroslav Satan returned to Slovan Bratislava. Contract with 39-year-old striker lasts until the end of the season 2013/14.
Satan played for Slovan in 2012-13, but at the end of season did not renew the contract.(01 Dec 2013)
Nikolai Zherdev signs a contract with Severstal
Russian hockey player Nikolai Zherdev signs a contract with Severstal.
The last club of the technical mastery striker was Spartak Moscow where Zherdev spent 16 games, scored 7 (0+7) points with a rating of -6.
Zherdev will play in Severstal till the end of the season. He comes out on the ice at number 87.
Dinamo Minsk club issues popcorn and candy bar
Fans of Dinamo Minsk will during the next home games of the team be able to purchase popcorn with flavor of hazelnut and hematogen issued under the name Dinamo. This new production of Minsk "Dinamo", will appear on the shelves next to the previously released chips and crackers "Dinamo".
In every pack fans will be able to find cards and stickers featuring players of Dinamo Minsk.(14 Oct 2013)
KHL All-Star Game will be held in Bratislava
KHL agreed to postpone the KHL Star Game in 2014 in Bratislava. The game will take place on January 11. Originally the Star Game was to be held in Prague on the "O2 Arena", accommodating 17,000 spectators.
"The problem is that the new owners of O2-Arena can not share the palace with others. So spend the All-Star game there - a huge risk.", - KHL vice-president Ilya Kochevrin commented.(10 Sep 2013)
School in Yaroslavl was named in honor of Ivan Tkachenko
Secondary school number 9 in Yaroslavl was named after Ivan Tkachenko. A lot of pupils of Sports School "Locomotive" caters to this school. The ceremony was held September 7th.
Ten hockey players from this school were among victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy 2 years ago. Nowadays a monument with their names are behind memory lane.
The parents of Ivan Tkachenko and the director of youth Lokomotiv Vladimir Samylin attended the ceremony marking the opening of the monument.(10 Sep 2013)
Ak Bars has released a promotional video of the season 2013/14
Ak Bars produced club promo for the sixth KHL season.
Kochevrin: the entry of Milan and Gdansk in KHL is unlikely
KHL Commerce and Communications Vice-President Ilya Kochevrin told to R-Sport the entry of Milan and Gdansk in KHL "is unlikely"
"To join the KHL, the desire is not enough. Look at Medvescak example: they invest money, found sponsors, build the team, and then convince everyone that it is necessary to come to the game. Here then is the result. We need "locomotives", as the president of Medveščak Damir Gojanović
It should be understood that the necessary minimum for entry into the KHL is difficult to perform. Plank is very high for any European club: they need budget, infrastructure and marketing" said Kochevrin.
Dinamo Riga buys Arena Riga
Dinamo Riga home arena becomes property of the club.
The company Glesum Investments bought the complex from the
"AR Entertainment Limited" becoming 100% owner of the facility
The company "Glesum Investments" belongs to the owners of Dinamo, Juris Savickis and Igor Makarov.(06 Sep 2013)
Nikolai Zherdev left LEV Praha
"Nikolai came to us with a request to terminate the contract, in Prague is separated from his family and wants to return to Russia. After a discussion with the President of the club and the coaching staff, we decided to please him" With this short declaration LEV Prague Sports Director Rashid Chabibulin announced the termination of the contract with Russian forward Nikolai Zherdev, one month after the sign of one-year contract with Czech club(02 Sep 2013)
|07 Dec 2013||Traktor Chelyabinsk - Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk||0-2|
|07 Dec 2013||Metallurg Magnitogorsk - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg||4-3 SO|
|07 Dec 2013||Salavat Yulayev Ufa - Barys Astana||6-3|
|07 Dec 2013||Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk - Avangard Omsk||0-4|
|07 Dec 2013||Dynamo Moskva - Vityaz Podolsk||3-2 SO|
- Youngest player: Yevgeny Svechnikov (18 years)
- Oldest player: Sergei Fedorov (44 years)
- Shortest player: Mikhail Anisin (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (39), Canada (60), Croatia (2), Czech Republic (47), Denmark (1), Finland (37), Germany (3), Kazakhstan (34), Latvia (35), Norway (3), Poland (1), Russia (600), Slovenia (2), Switzerland (1), Slovakia (48), Sweden (21), Ukraine (13), USA (24)
- Highest win: Barys Astana - Severstal Cherepovets
- Season average attendance: 5933