Highlights of the day
In Mytishchi, penalty shots were used for the first time this season to determine the winner. The shootout came after Atlant and Torpedo were unable to score a single goal in 65 minutes of play. It's worth noting that in the KHL's first season, penalty shots were used to settle the fifth game, while last season the 16th game was decided in a shootout. This was only the seventh time in the entire history of the KHL that two teams have been unable to score in regulation time.
Plus three goalies
Now a total of four goalkeepers can boast having had a clean sheet this season. On Saturday, Bernd Bruckler (pictured), Andrei Mezin and Chris Holt were able to stop all shots on goal. Holt had the easiest night of them, as just 14 shots were made on Dinamo Riga's net.
Lokomotiv can't seem to end their nightmare streak on the road. Counting last season, the railways team have not scored a goal in more than 180 minutes of play. The final two games of the last regular season ended with losses in Ufa and Balashikha, and now they can add a defeat in Minsk. By the way, Lokomotiv lost all three of the games by a score of 0-3.
Figures of the day
It took just 2:43 for Barys forward Andrei Gavrilin to score a double in the game against Severstal. It wasn't, however, enough to help his team.
Bernd Bruckler (Torpedo). Saved all 27 shots in 65 minutes of play and was flawless during the subsequent shootout.
Peter Podhradsky (Dinamo Minsk). Finished the game at +2, made three shots on goal, spent more than 25 minutes on the ice.
Maxim Chudinov (Severstal). The defenseman scored a goal and was part of another scoring attack.
Alexander Popov (Avangard). Scored two goals and had one assist.
Viktor Alexandrov (Traktor). Finished with a double after attempting five shots on his opponents' goal.
Tony Martensson (SKA). Capitalized on his only two shots on goal to score twice.
Quotes of the day
“I don't get where the nerves come from, the lousy passes.” Kari Heikkila, Metallurg Magnitogorsk head coach.
“Like they say back in the Czech republic, we threw the blanket off ourselves.” Marek Sikora, Dinamo Minsk head coach.
“We need to step up the aggression.” Nikolai Borshchevsky, Atlant head coach.
“We slept through the first period.” Dmitry Kvartalnov, Severstal head coach.
“It's impossible to win with that kind of discipline.” Andrei Khomutov, Barys head coach.
Alexei Shevchenko, special for khl.ru