Players of the week

29 October 2012, 17:09

To mark the end of the eighth week’s play of the championship, The Kontinental Hockey League has named the best players of the week in four categories.

Best goaltender of the week was Vitaly Koval (Torpedo), who played in two games and recorded two wins, one shutout, a save percentage of 96.88 and allowed an average of just one goal per game;

Best defenseman was Alexander Osipov (Amur), who in two appearances scored three goals and earned an efficiency rating for the week of +2;

Best attacker was Evgeny Malkin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), who collected 9 points from 3 outings – 3 goals and 6 assists.

Best rookie was forward Nail Yakupov (Neftekhimik), who scored three goals in two games.