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|06 Mar 2014 |||Marko Dano (F)||HC Slovan Bratislava||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|18 Feb 2014 |||Josh Hennessy (F)||Vityaz Podolsk||Kloten Flyers|
|01 Feb 2014 |||Alexei Krutov (F)||Spartak Moskva||Genève-Servette HC|
|30 Jan 2014 |||Petr Taticek (F)||HC LEV Praha||HC Davos|
|1.||Sergei Mozyakin||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||54||34||39||73||8||43|
|2.||Jan Kovář||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||54||23||45||68||46||46|
|3.||Danis Zaripov||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||53||25||39||64||32||42|
|4.||Brandon Bochenski||RW||Barys Astana||54||28||30||58||55||17|
|5.||Nigel Dawes||LW||Barys Astana||54||26||23||49||18||7|
|6.||Sakari Salminen||F||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||54||18||29||47||16||8|
|7.||Fyodor Malykhin||F||Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg||54||22||22||44||26||14|
|8.||Kyle Wilson||C||Dinamo Riga||49||17||27||44||26||9|
|9.||Jori Lehterä||C||Sibir Novosibirsk||48||12||32||44||22||14|
|10.||Marcel Hossa||LW||Dinamo Riga||50||22||19||41||33||9|
GROUP: Western Conference
|2||SKA St. Petersburg||54||30||5||5||14||175:115||105|
|3||HC LEV Praha||54||23||12||6||13||149:107||99|
|6||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||54||24||4||12||14||138:126||92|
|9||Atlant Moscow Oblast||54||19||8||5||22||123:120||78|
|11||HC Slovan Bratislava||54||15||9||4||26||120:160||67|
GROUP: Eastern Conference
|3||Ak Bars Kazan||54||26||8||6||14||139:108||100|
|4||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||54||25||6||7||16||155:140||94|
|5||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||54||25||7||5||17||153:121||94|
|8||HC Admiral Vladivostok||54||21||5||5||23||135:129||78|
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.
Bilyaletdinov new Ak Bars vice president and GM
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov returns to his former club Ak Bars Kazan. The 2009 and 2010 Gagarin Cup champions announced that the veteran hockey coach signs a contract as the new vice president and general manager of the KHL team. This comes after Bilyaletdinov served as the head coach of Team Russia during the last three years, winning the World Championship in 2012 with the team. His contract was not extended after a disappoiting quarterfinal loss against Finland during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.(07 Mar 2014)
Donbass to play playoffs in Donetsk
Vladimir Shalaev, vice president of KHL, told Russian news website sports-express.ru that there are no plans to reschedule the first playoff round between Donbass Donetsk and Dinamo Riga despite the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine and protests in Donetsk. This comes after a visit by a special committee to the Eastern Ukrainian city.(05 Mar 2014)
Starosta to replace Visnovsky
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk defender Tomas Starosta, 32, is the player chosen by Slovakia coach Vladimir Vujtek to replace injured Lubomir Visnovsky. Starosta will play his first Olympics(09 Feb 2014)
Pyotr Vorobyov resigned as Lokomotiv coach
Pyotr Vorobyov resigned from his post as Lokomotiv Yaroslavl headcoach alleging health problems
"On behalf of Lokomotiv and all the fans of Yaroslavl hockey we thank Pyotr Vorobyov for his work and wish primarily health" - said the club in a statement on the website.
President of Lokomotiv Yuri Yakovlev said to Inter-TASS agency: "All this happened very recently, so talk about who will be the new head coach and when is premature"
Responding to a question about how serious Vorobyev's health problems are, Yakovlev answered: "I cannot say more than is written on the official statement"
Zelepukin appointed sports director of Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Valeri Zelepukin became sports director of Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Zelepukin will work again with the head coach German Titov as in Khimik Voskresensk in the past(29 Jan 2014)
Sergei Kostitsyn received Russian citizenship
Avangard Omsk forward Sergei Kostitsyn received Russian citizenship. He applied for Russian citizenship in December 2013.
Russian citizenship issued with a residence permit and residence registration. This means that in the new passport Kostitsyn is registered as Omsk resident
Kostitsyn continues to play for the national team of Belarus.(28 Jan 2014)
Dominik Graňák out from Olympics
Slovak defender Dominik Graňák broke his leg in Dynamo Moscow 2-4 home defeat against Dinamo Riga yesterday and thus can't be represent Slovakia at Olympics. "Graňák has a displaced fracture. This means goodbye to the Olympics" said after the game Dynamo coach Olegs Znaroks.(25 Jan 2014)
Spartak Moscow demote in VHL?
Spartak Moscow will leave the KHL and will apply to play in VHL at the end of the current season, reports Championat.ru.
KHL is not going to save the team, as speculated, because League plans to expand in the West, and the disappearance of Spartak will make room for a new club
Injured Sergei Soin will miss Sochi Olympics
Dynamo Moscow forward Sergei Soin won't play at Sochi Olympics with Russia due to an injury suffered during game against SKA St. Petersburg.First diagnosed suspected rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, with a recover expected in 6 weeks. Aleksandr Svitov, Dmitry Obukhov and Aleksandr Semin are among the candidates to replace Soin in the roster(17 Jan 2014)
Vityaz fires coach Leonov
Vityaz Podolsk fires coach Yuri Leonov. Assistant Oleg Orekhovski will act as interim head coach(11 Jan 2014)
|08 Mar 2014||HC LEV Praha - KHL Medvescak Zagreb||5-2|
|08 Mar 2014||Donbas Donets’k - Dinamo Riga||3-1|
|08 Mar 2014||SKA St. Petersburg - CSKA Moskva||5-1|
|08 Mar 2014||Ak Bars Kazan - Sibir Novosibirsk||1-3|
|08 Mar 2014||Dynamo Moskva - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||2-1|
|08 Mar 2014||Metallurg Magnitogorsk - HC Admiral Vladivostok||3-1|
|08 Mar 2014||Salavat Yulayev Ufa - Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||1-3|
|08 Mar 2014||Barys Astana - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg||3-2 OT|
|08 Mar 2014||Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk||1-3|
|08 Mar 2014||Amur Khabarovsk - Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk||2-4|
- Youngest player: Yevgeny Svechnikov (17 years)
- Oldest player: Vyacheslav Kozlov (41 years)
- Shortest player: Alexei Simakov (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (40), Canada (65), Croatia (2), Czech Republic (47), Denmark (1), Finland (37), Germany (3), Kazakhstan (31), Latvia (35), Norway (3), Poland (1), Russia (600), Slovenia (2), Switzerland (1), Slovakia (45), Sweden (22), Ukraine (14), USA (23)
- Highest win: Barys Astana - Severstal Cherepovets
- Season average attendance: 6071