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|1.||Sergei Mozyakin||F||Atlant Moscow Oblast||56||27||39||66||44||24|
|2.||Maxim Sushinsky||RW||SKA St. Petersburg||56||27||38||65||87||28|
|3.||Alexei Yashin||C||SKA St. Petersburg||56||18||46||64||38||21|
|4.||Alexander Radulov||RW||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||54||24||39||63||62||44|
|5.||Mattias Weinhandl||RW||Dynamo Moskva||56||26||34||60||36||10|
|6.||Patrick Thoresen||LW||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||56||24||33||57||71||45|
|7.||Marcel Hossa||LW||Dinamo Riga||56||35||19||54||44||-3|
|8.||Jiri Hudler||F||Dynamo Moskva||54||19||35||54||18||-4|
|9.||Branko Radivojevic||RW||Spartak Moskva||56||18||36||54||115||7|
|10.||Sergei Zinovyev||C||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||47||17||36||53||83||24|
GROUP: Bobrov Division
|1||SKA St. Petersburg||56||36||4||6||10||192:118||122|
GROUP: Tarasov Division
|1||HK MVD Balashikha||56||30||1||10||15||160:135||102|
|2||Atlant Moscow Oblast||56||24||13||3||16||173:137||101|
|4||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||56||22||2||5||27||154:163||75|
GROUP: Kharlamov Division
|2||Ak Bars Kazan||56||25||8||5||18||159:128||96|
GROUP: Chernyshev Division
|1||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||56||37||7||4||8||215:116||129|
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.
- Metallurg Magnitogorsk hires Mike Keenan as headcoach (13 May 2013)
- Dobrodošli Zagreb!!! (29 Apr 2013)
- Kasatonov named Russian General Manager for Sochi (25 Apr 2013)
- Dynamo win Gagarin Cup! (17 Apr 2013)
- Traktor force game 6 (15 Apr 2013)
Rochester Americans and Barys Astana at Spengler Cup 2013
For the second time the AHL's Rochester Americans have accepted an invitation to participate in the Spengler Cup tournament
The Rochester Americans also competed in the 1996 event, finishing third. They remain the only professional hockey club from North America ever to take part in the tournament.
"The Rochester Americans are extremely honored to have been selected to play in the 2013 Spengler Cup and represent the American Hockey League," said Americans President Ted Black. "This is a truly unique opportunity that will provide an incredibly valuable experience for our players. In addition, the chance for the Amerks to participate in the Spengler Cup for the second time will add another chapter to the great history of this storied franchise."
In addition, Kazakh media announces KHL's Barys Astana will compete in spengler Cup for the first time(17 May 2013)
LEV Prague announces assistant coaches
Former Sparta Praha assistant coach Jan Votruba and Italo-Canadian Ivano Zanatta are the new assistant coach in LEV Praha staff, along with head coach Vaclav Sykora. American Brandon Bovee will be the fitness coach(06 May 2013)
Vladivostok appoints Hannu Jortikka as coach
The new team estabilished in Vladivostok to play in KHL next season appointed Hannu Jortikka as coach. Finnish signed a two-years contract. Jortikka coached Amur Khabarovsk last season before to be fired in December(29 Apr 2013)
Yaroslavl abandon VHL
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announces club won´t allign a team in next VHL, even if retains its membership in the League. "We express our sincere thanks to all the staff of the VHL for giving our club the opportunity to participate in the Leaqgue after the tragedy. Your support was a significant contribution to the formation of young players - said in a letter Lokomotiv management(25 Apr 2013)
Vladimir Tsyplakov new Sports Director of Dinamo
Former player Vladimir Tsyplakov was named new Sports Director of Dinamo Minsk. After his player career, Tsyplakov leadled Belarus Junior team at the Universiade (silver medal in 2011). He worked as assistant coach in the national and youth team(16 Apr 2013)
Peteris Skudra is new Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod coach
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod announces the appointment of Latvian Peteris Skudra as new head coach. Skudra was assistant coach last season at Sibir Novosibirsk(12 Apr 2013)
Avangard Omsk hires two assistant coaches
After Eduard Zankovets and Santeri Heiskanen left the club, Avangard Omsk announces the appointment of two new assistant coaches: Yevgeny Kornoukhov and Vladimir Chebaturkin. Both were head coach in MHL last season: Kornoukhov coached Omsk Hawks, while Chebaturkin was on Atlant Mytischi bench(10 Apr 2013)
New coach and new farm-team for Donbas
Donbas Donets'k officially announces the appointment of Andrei Nazarov as new head coach for next season. In last season Nazarov lead Severstal Cherepovets until semifinals where team lost against SKA St. Petersburg.
Team also announced that, due to creation of a junior team for competing in MHL, next season Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva will be the Donbas farm team in Ukraine League(06 Apr 2013)
Avangard Omsk President and GM resign
Avangard Omsk President Alexander Sterlyagov and General Manager Vladimir Kapulovsky resigned, as announced by Chairman of the Board Alexander Dybalya
"The Board of Directors of the club assesses the results of the regular season as satisfactory, but we find unacceptable the performance in the play-off. Avangard starts a process of renovation, affecting most aspects of the business"
Amur force game #4
The Nadezhda Cup finals will see a fourth and last game after Amur Khabarovsk beat Dinamo Riga 2-1 (1-1, 0-0, 1-0) today and avoided a sweep for the Latvian guests. The final match is going to be played tomorrow in Khabarovsk and to win the Cup the hosts need to tie the series first before a shootout could give them the title afterwards.(19 Mar 2013)
- Youngest player: Zakhar Arzamastsev (17 years)
- Oldest player: Vyacheslav Fetisov (52 years)
- Shortest player: Mikhail Anisin (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vasily Koshechkin (200 cm)
- Nationalities: Austria (2), Belarus (31), Canada (29), Czech Republic (30), Finland (17), Germany (3), Kazakhstan (35), Latvia (28), Norway (1), Russia (566), Switzerland (1), Slovakia (22), Sweden (12), Ukraine (9), USA (6)