We begin our weekly countdown of the ten best goals with an exceptional combination between Avtomobilist’s Nikita Tryamkin and Artyom Gareyev in the Wednesday’s game against Spartak in Moscow. Next up is Latvian national Miks Indrasis with a fantastic solo against Sibir Novosibirsk. Young players always have plenty of room in Lokomotiv, and many of them are using it the way they should, just like Danil Yurtaikin did in last week’s eighth-best goal against Vityaz. We already saw a nice combination, and team efforts are back in seventh place when Jesse Joensuu kicks the puck in style toward Brian O’Neill as Jokerit defeated Lokomotiv on Sunday. Neftekhimik lost to Dinamo Riga at home last Monday, but Emil Galimov’s solo was worth the price of the ticket.
In the top five, Jokerit is back with an incredible pass by Brian O’Neill to Jesse Jensen during the Finn team’s win over Severstal.Lokomotiv’s Andrei Loktionov is having a great season, and his goal against Spartak Moscow is a further sign of his status as he got the puck on the right flank, got rid of Andrei Kuteikin with a swift move and put the puck on the back of Julius Hudacek with a top-shelf backhander. Bronze medal for Curtis Valk and his overtime, game-winning goal against Sibir Novosibirsk. The Silver medal goes to Mikhail Grigorenko. The CSKA forward, in last week’s triumph over Ak Bars Kazan, got the puck off Jiri Sekac, got on a breakaway and beat Emil Garipov with a nice move. But the gold medal is deservedly awarded to SKA when Nikolay Prokhorkin and Vasily Tokranov go on a duet to defeat Admiral Vladivostok on Wednesday.
We start our countdown of the top ten saves with the young Traktor netminder Vladislav Sukhachyov, who had a terrific game against SKA last Friday, despite the defeat. His superb save on Evgeny Ketov was worth the inclusion in our countdown. Ninth place for the usual suspect Vasily Koshechkin, with a high-difficult save on SKA’s Sergei Plotnikov. In eighth place, Timur Bilyalov stops his former team Ak Bars with his quick reflexes during the Saturday’s clash in Kazan. Next up is another young goalie who is having a great time this year: Ilya Konovalov. Spartak drew up a fantastic combination during a second-period power play, but the young netminder managed to stop Ilya Zubov’s dual attempt standing on his head and protecting Lokomotiv’s three-goal lead.
The top five is inaugurated by a superb Igor Shestyorkin’s butterfly save during last week’s match against Avtomobilist. Next up is Slovan’s Jakub Stepanek stopping Neftekhimik’s first line during the Tuesday’s game. Andrei Loktionov tried to get another goal in the top-10, but Janis Kalnin’s bronze-medal save denied him the pleasure. Sibir Novosibirsk’s goalie captured both first and second position in the standings. The silver medal goes to Alexei Krasikov, and his fantastic save against HC Dynamo, but the week’s very best is Danny Taylor’s tremendous diving save on Kunlun Red Star’s Johan Sundstrom.