It is getting cosy among the bold lines in the table of the Finnish Liiga. HPK, HIFK and SaiPa all win their games to make their uphill battles interesting. Read more»
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|23 Feb 2015 |||Andrei Mezin (G)||Avangard Omsk||retired|
|17 Feb 2015 |||Martin St. Pierre (F)||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||Lausanne HC|
|16 Feb 2015 |||Tomas Surovy (F)||HC Slovan Bratislava||HC´05 Banská Bystrica|
|15 Feb 2015 |||Patrick Bjorkstrand (F)||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||SaiPa Lappeenranta|
|1.||Alexander Radulov||RW||CSKA Moskva||46||24||47||71||143||37|
|2.||Jan Kovář||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||60||24||42||66||50||15|
|3.||Danis Zaripov||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||60||24||41||65||40||13|
|4.||Artemy Panarin||F||SKA St. Petersburg||54||26||36||62||37||18|
|5.||Stéphane Da Costa||F||CSKA Moskva||46||30||30||60||12||26|
|6.||Charles Linglet||LW||Dinamo Minsk||54||23||36||59||59||-1|
|8.||Denis Parshin||LW||Avangard Omsk||60||25||31||56||40||17|
|9.||Brandon Bochenski||RW||Barys Astana||60||20||36||56||60||14|
|10.||Sergei Mozyakin||F||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||49||27||28||55||14||8|
|2||SKA St. Petersburg||60||36||5||5||14||210:136||123|
|4||Ak Bars Kazan||60||34||6||6||14||169:115||120|
|12||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||60||22||8||8||22||153:144||90|
|14||Salavat Yulayev Ufa||60||25||3||5||27||158:173||86|
|16||Atlant Moscow Oblast||60||23||4||8||25||158:161||85|
|19||HC Admiral Vladivostok||60||20||8||4||28||162:172||80|
|23||KHL Medvescak Zagreb||60||17||6||5||32||147:191||68|
|26||HC Slovan Bratislava||60||15||5||8||32||136:188||63|
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.
Bochenski will receive citizenship of Kazakhstan
Barys Astana captain Brandon Bochenski will soon complete the process to receive citizenship of Kazakhstan and should be compete for his new country at the World Championship Division Ia in Poland next April.
"I hope that the issue will be resolved soon, all the paperwork takes time. Why decided to play for the national team of Kazakhstan? Here I have a lot of friends, I'm playing in this country and I feel part of it. And I would be honored to represent Kazakhstan." said Bochenski, at Barys from 2011.
Bochenski rapresented native USA at 2007 World Championship(23 Feb 2015)
New KHL record for goals scored(19 Feb 2015)
CSKA sets new KHL record for biggest win
CSKA Moscow beat Slovan Bratislava 12-0 today. This was the largest win in the history of KHL.(11 Feb 2015)
Yugra fired coach
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk announced head coach Dmitry Yushkevich and assistants Anatoly Semyonov and Andrei Emelin were suspended from work due to unsatisfactory results of the team. General Manager Andrei Potaichuk was named interim coach. His assistants will be Dmitri Gogolev and Rudolf Pejchar(31 Jan 2015)
Sergei Zvyagin named new goalies coach at Metallurg
Former goalie Sergei Zvyagin is the new goaltenders coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He replaced Swedish Tomas Bjuhr, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent. After retiring Zvyagin worked as goalies coach at Barys Astana(30 Jan 2015)
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)
|01 Mar 2015||Ak Bars Kazan - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg||3-2 OT|
|01 Mar 2015||Sibir Novosibirsk - Traktor Chelyabinsk||5-2|
|01 Mar 2015||Metallurg Magnitogorsk - Salavat Yulayev Ufa||1-2|
|01 Mar 2015||Avangard Omsk - Barys Astana||0-2|
- Youngest player: Yevgeny Mityakin (17 years)
- Oldest player: Vyacheslav Kozlov (42 years)
- Shortest player: Mikhail Anisin (168 cm)
- Tallest player: Vladimir Mihalik (202 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (46), Canada (54), Croatia (3), Czech Republic (29), Denmark (2), Finland (52), France (1), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (32), Latvia (30), Norway (3), Poland (1), Russia (629), Slovenia (4), Slovakia (34), Sweden (28), Ukraine (2), USA (27)
- Highest win: CSKA Moskva - HC Slovan Bratislava
- Season average attendance: 6424