Kunlun Red Star draws another lethal power-play combination, easy goal for Semin, and Yeryomenko’s fantastic stop in twelfth week’s top plays.
We begin our countdown of the top 10 goals of the week with a deadly combination between young Lokomotiv players Nikolai Kovalenko and Artur Kayumov. Next up is CSKA’s Konstantin Okulov with his signature wrist shot. Sibir’s newly acquired Shane Prince had a tremendous start, and one of his goals is the eighth best of the week. Sixth place for Grigory Dronov. The young Magnitogorsk defenseman missed most of last season due to a severe injury, but now he’s back and not only playing solid hockey on his end but also scoring sweet goals.
On fifth place yet another Kunlun Red Star power-play combination, this time finalized by Veli-Matti Savinainen. Bronze medal for veteran Alexander Semin – he couldn’t, simply couldn’t miss the net after such a pass by Miro Aaltonen. The silver medal goes to Omsk: the Talbot and Koshelev tandem created a fantastic combination, finished by the latter. Last week’s best was a fabulous play by HC Dynamo’s top powerplay unit, finished by the team’s top scorer, Vadim Shipachyov.
We begin our countdown of the top saves of the week with a great performance by HC Sochi’s Dmitry Shikin, who excellently dealt with Igor Rudenkov. During the Tuesday’s game against Barys Astana, Severstal’s Dominik Furch had two saves who fall in the top ten. The first ended up in ninth place, while the save on Anton Sagadeyev was worthy of the silver medal. Seventh place for Torpedo’s netminder Denis Kostin and his incredible glove save on Ak Bars’ Justin Azevedo.
On fifth place is Alexander Trushkov, who excellently closed all the room to CSKA’s Linden Vey in last week’s derby. Third place for Mikhail Karnaukhov. The Dinamo Minsk goalie had an unbelievable stop on Vityaz’s Miro Aaltonen in overtime. The gold medal goes to Moscow as Alexander Yeryomenko had a fantastic stick save on Pekka Jormakka’s sure-fire shot from the left face-off circle.