Riga’s one-two punch Maione&Videll, Kunlun’s powerplay, Koshechkin and Hudacek’s saves in last week’s top plays.
We begin our countdown of the best goals with Kirill Petrov. Avangard tried hard to solve the Traktor’s puzzle but managed to do so only when Petrov had a smart playing from behind the net. Follows a crazy shot by Spartak’s forward Vyacheslav Leshchenko during last week’s game against Dinamo Riga. In seventh place is a fantastic combination by Ak Bars’ Legionnaires Unit: the puck goes in two touches from Azevedo to Sekac, then to Lander for an easy tap-in goal. Sixth place for SKA’s star Nikita Gusev who uses his smooth hands to beat Dynamo’s Alexander Yeryomenko after a swift pass by Nail Yakupov.
The fifth place is taken by Avtomobilist’s Nigel Dawes and Francis Pare, whose combination left no chances to Barys. In fourth place is Dinamo Riga’s one-two punch Videll and Maione, which are incredibly leading the KHL scoring race and adding a point each for this excellent dialogue against Spartak Moscow. Bronze medal for Slovan Bratislava, as Patrik Virta sends the puck to Jeff Taffe with a monumental pass for an easy one-on-one against the goalie. The silver medal goes to China as Kunlun Red Star’s powerplay unit works like a Swiss watch during last week’s clash against CSKA Moscow. The very best in the week is Alexander Kadeikin’s glimpse of magic against Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Vasily Koshechkin. Enjoy this magic yourself!
We start our countdown with Jhonas Enroth and his saves on Sibir Novosibirsk’s Danil Romantsev. Neftekhimik’s Juuso Puustinen had already seen the puck in the back of the net, but Konstantin Barulin – a frequent flier in our top-10 – said “no” with a spectacular save. Amur’s goalie Evgeny Alikin had his first KHL shutout in Riga and had the best save of the game on top-scorer Linus Videll. Marek Ciliak saved Slovan many times in the game against Spartak, with a particularly fine save on Kaspars Daugavins.
On the fifth place is Emil Garipov with a tremendous save in the Green Derby: only a miracle kept the puck out of the net after a shot by forward Artyom Fyodorov. Andrei Kuzmenko tried his best to get the puck past Alexander Yeryomenko, but the veteran goalie fiercely opposed and won the duel. Julius Hudacek is known for his after-game shows, but he proved to be a fantastic entertainment also in-game, with a monumental save on Riga’s Gints Meija. Kris Versteeg was already thinking to have scored a goal for Avangard, but a last-second move by Vasily Koshechkin saved the situation for Metallurg. The gold medal goes to Novosibirsk, as Danny Taylor denies Evgeny Lapenkov a goal with a fantastic glove save.