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|17 Dec 2014 |||Eric Beaudoin (F)||EHC Biel||KHL Medvescak Zagreb|
|17 Dec 2014 |||Konstantin Koltsov (F)||Atlant Moscow Oblast||Ak Bars Kazan|
|16 Dec 2014 |||Gleb Klimenko (F)||Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk||Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg|
|16 Dec 2014 |||Janne Pesonen (F)||Ak Bars Kazan||Atlant Moscow Oblast|
|1.||Alexander Radulov||RW||CSKA Moskva||33||16||36||52||131||22|
|2.||Ilya Kovalchuk||LW||SKA St. Petersburg||38||22||25||47||57||9|
|3.||Jan Kovář||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||38||16||30||46||22||17|
|5.||Artemy Panarin||F||SKA St. Petersburg||37||19||24||43||33||15|
|6.||Danis Zaripov||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||38||17||25||42||34||18|
|7.||Denis Parshin||LW||Avangard Omsk||39||20||21||41||30||19|
|8.||Brandon Bochenski||RW||Barys Astana||39||15||26||41||20||12|
|9.||Dustin Boyd||C||Barys Astana||37||15||26||41||20||11|
|10.||Stéphane Da Costa||F||CSKA Moskva||27||21||18||39||8||17|
|2||SKA St. Petersburg||38||26||1||3||8||150:93||83|
|4||Ak Bars Kazan||38||22||5||5||6||115:75||81|
|10||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||40||18||2||4||16||104:108||62|
|11||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||38||14||4||6||14||102:96||56|
|16||Atlant Moscow Oblast||38||12||4||7||15||94:99||51|
|17||HC Slovan Bratislava||39||13||4||4||18||91:102||51|
|23||HC Admiral Vladivostok||37||10||7||0||20||98:119||44|
|24||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||41||11||4||2||24||94:132||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.
Krikunov resigned as Belarus coach and goes to Neftekhimik
Lasted a little over a month the experience of Vladimir Krikunov at the helm of Belarus national team. Russian coach resigned after a meeting with new Federation President Igor Rachovsky. In EIHC in Slovenia, played last weekend, Belarus lost all three games.
Some hours after the dismissal, Krikunov was announced as new coach of Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Nikolishin to coach Traktor
As rumoured, Andrei Nikolishin was named new coach at Traktor Chelyabinsk, replacing fired Karri Kivi.
Anwar Gatiyatulin Vladimir Tsyplakov and Fredrik Mikko also entered in the coachinf staff
Traktor fires coach
Today 2-3 defeat against Dinamo Minsk, the eighth in the league, means the end of the adventure on Traktor Chelyabinsk bench for Karri Kivi. Finnish coach was fired at the end of the game. Rumours indicate Andrei Nikolishin as new coach(22 Oct 2014)
Valeri Karpov passed away
Former Russian player Valeri Karpov died at 44 for the consequences of a domestic incident (a bad fall down the stairs) suffered last July. After two months in coma, Karpov suffered three operations, but was never able to recover. In September was transported from Chelyabinsk to Berezovsky, to follow specific rehabilitation in a hospital.
Drafted by Anaheim, Karpov played 76 games in NHL and 523 in Soviet/Russian League with a title in 1999 with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He won a World Championship in 1993 and a silver in 2002 with Russia. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. Before the accident, Karpov signed as Chelmet Chelyabinsk assistant coach
KHL record by Wolski(06 Oct 2014)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl fires coach Simpson
After 9 rounds, a record of 3-6 and an anonimous 12th placein the Western Conference standings, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl decided to fire former Switzerland coach Sean Simpson, along with his assistant Colin Muller
Anatoly Khomenko has been appointed as interim head coach.
Memory day in KHL
On the 7th of September KHL games are paused in memory of the crash of a plane that carried HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl three years ago, on 7 of September 2011. Flight attendant Alexander Sizov was the only one who survived in a crash, while 26 players, 4 coaches, 7 club staff members and 7 members of plane crew died.(07 Sep 2014)
Medvescak releases Shawn Belle
Medvescak Zagreb announces the club terminates contract with Canadian defender Shawn Belle for mediacal reasons: "Few days after his arrival appeared problems arising from an old injury. The club and player agreed that priority is to take care of his body and health. He understands that with our small budget we have to have every player be able and count on him 100%. We wish him all the best for the future and hope he will soon be at top" said Medvescak athletic director Aaron Fox. Belle, 29, signed with Medvescak from Swedish Farjestad last June(31 Aug 2014)
Kazzinc-Torpedo will be the farm club of Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Metallurg Novokuznetsk announces the signing of a farm-team agreement with kazakh club Kazzinc-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk for one season(05 Aug 2014)
Dinamo and Neman cease cooperation
Dinamo Minsk announces the end of cooperation with Neman Grodno. The Belarus Extraliga champion will no longer be the farm team of Dinamo in the domestic competitions(01 Aug 2014)
|15 Dec 2014||HC Slovan Bratislava - Jokerit||6-2|
- Youngest player: Andrei Khmlyov (18 years)
- Oldest player: Vyacheslav Kozlov (43 years)
- Shortest player: Alexei Simakov (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (43), Canada (53), Croatia (3), Czech Republic (29), Denmark (2), Finland (53), France (1), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (37), Latvia (29), Norway (3), Poland (1), Russia (624), Slovenia (4), Slovakia (33), Sweden (28), Ukraine (2), USA (27)
- Highest win: CSKA Moskva - Severstal Cherepovets
- Season average attendance: 6244