Salavat Yulaev wins again, Boucher scores two for Lo. September 18 round-up18 September 2021, 21:10
The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the seventh week of the Regular Season in four categories.
- best goalie was Danny Taylor (Sibir Novosibirsk), who allowed only one goal in two games last week, with a shutout against Dinamo Minsk. The Canadian netminder saved the 98,39% of the shots towards his crease with a goals-against average of only 0,48 (both figures are the overall best in the week).
- best defenseman was Mathew Maione (Dinamo Riga), who had two away wins with his team in three games, scoring three (1+2) points, ending the week with a plus-1 rating. The Italo-Canadian defenseman also had seven shots on goal, blocking two shots from the opposition. To date, Maione is leading the KHL scoring race with 24 (6+18) points.
- best forward was Sergei Mozyakin (Metallurg Magnitogorsk), who had two wins in three games with his team last week, including two road games, scoring four (3+1) points. The veteran Metallurg forward scored a double against Avangard and was the author of the game-winning goals in that game and the match against Severstal Cherepovets. Mozyakin posted no negative ratings, earning a plus-1 for the week, with 12 shots on goal.
- best rookie was goalie Ilya Konovalov (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl), who had a shutout in the Thursday's game against Admiral Vladivostok. It was Konovalov’s third shutout in the season. Last week, he posted a saves percentage of 96,72 with a goals-against average of 0,96.