East: Chudinov scores from his own half, Ufa takes its chances. March 20 playoffs20 March 2019, 20:30
It took overtime for Metallurg Novokuznetsk to grab victory away to Sibir Novosibirsk, as home goalie Bernd Bruckler made 37 saves in regulation time. But he had no answer to Mikhail Kuklev’s powerplay effort on 64:30. Earlier Alexei Kosourov put Metallurg ahead in the first period, only for Jonas Enlund to cancel out the goal moments later.
US connection fires up Barys
Brendon Bochenski continued his hot streak for Barys Astana with a 1+2 return in the team’s 5-2 win at Amur Khabarovsk. Bochenski has now picked up points in each of his last seven games, with five goals and nine assists in that time. He’s not the only man in form - Barys has won four out of five, and fellow Americans Nigel Dawes (2+0 in Khabarovsk) and Kevin Dallman (0+3) have also been playing a big role in Kazakhstan since a slow start which cost head coach Andrei Khomutov his job.