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The Kontinental Hockey League’s commission has determined the best players of the twenty-first week of the Regular Season in four categories.
- best goalie was Anton Krasotkin (Admiral), who won three of five games, including two shutouts. Krasotkin had a saves percentage of 95.77% with a goals-against average of 1.62. His shutouts against HC Dynamo (3:0) and Vityaz (4:0) were his first in the KHL. Admiral is currently on a four-game winning streak, a record for the team.
- best defenseman was Sami Lepisto (Jokerit), who won three games of four with his team, scoring 5 (1+4) points. The Finnish defenseman posted a plus-3 rating, scoring his lone goal of the week during the overtime in the game against Sibir (4:3 OT). Lepisto has also blocked four shots from the opposition.
- best forward was Andre Petersson (Barys), who won two games of four with his team, scoring 6 (5+1) points (most goals and points among all the players in the League). The Swedish forward posted doubles in the games against Jokerit (8:2) and Salavat Yulaev (3:2 OT), scored two game-winning goals and repeated his career-high for goals scored with 22. Petersson ended the week with a plus-4 rating.
- best rookie was forward Gleb Zaitsev (Admiral), who won four games of five with his team, scoring 4 (1+3) points, with a plus-2 rating. The 19-years-old forward logged an average time on ice of 10 minutes and 39 seconds, had five shots on goal, and earned one man-advantage opportunity for his team.