Shvets-Rogovoy plays baseball, fantastic goals and saves in Vienna and Tallin in last week’s top plays.
We begin our countdown of last week’s best goals with Vityaz’s forward Artyom Svets-Rogovoy, who scored on Salavat Yulaev with a perfect baseball swing. Next up is Jokerit, who showed fantastic chemistry in front of the Tallin crowd. Amur Khabarovsk’s forward Pavel Dedunov is on a hot streak – and his sweet backhander is just another proof of it. We mentioned Tallin earlier, but Vienna’s public wasn’t less lucky when they had a chance to see Linden Vey’s swift pass to Kirill Kaprizov for a memorable goal.
The first play in our top-five is by Curtis Valk, with a fantastic pass to Brandon Bochenski. Next up is Vladimir Bryukvin’s slalom in the Moscow Derby against Spartak. Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s international players aren’t scoring often this year, but when they do, it’s an event! The fine combination between Dennis Rasmussen and Iiro Pakarinen is worthy of the bronze medal. Silver medal for Avangard's forward Ilya Mikheyev and his breath-taking overtime goal against Dinamo Minsk. The best of the week is HC Sochi’s high-scoring forward Eric O’Dell, with an elegant move while being shoulders to the net to finalize a sweet play.
We begin our countdown of last week’s top saves with Barys’ netminder Henrik Karlsson and his sequence of saves against Dinamo Minsk. Ninth place for an incredible save by Timur Bilyalov on no less than Pavel Datsyuk. Vladislav Podyapolsky had a similar, but even better save on Danil Faizullin. Sixth place for one of our frequent guests – Avangard’s Igor Bobkov, who this time saves on Evgeny Kovyrshin.
The first save in our top five is by Lars Johansson, who didn’t want to allow a goal to Slovan even if CSKA was up by seven goals in Vienna. The Finnish Legion in Nizhnekamsk is having a fantastic season, but on their two-on-one rush, they stumbled on a well-positioned Alexander Sudnitsin. Bronze medal for Igor Shestyorkin and his incredible reflexes, denying a goal to Dinamo Riga’s Lauris Darzins. Danny Taylor is on a good streak lately as it is shown by the way he dealt with Mikhail Glukhov’s attempt. Gold medal for Finnish miracles-man Juha Metsola, who defeated forward Gennady Stolyarov in a short-range duel.