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For several players, the FONBET 2020 KHL All-Star Game was a great chance to rest and boost their season's production.

Linus Omark

F, Salavat Yulaev, 1 (0+1) point, +1, 20:34 TOI

This time, the Swedish forward didn't stop pucks, but actively participated to Salavat Yulaev's win over Admiral just two days after the All-Star game itself. In the second period, with Ufa up by one goal, the team's first line had a great scoring chance when Linus Omark had the puck on his blade. Limpa then sent the puck to Teemu Hartikainen, who tried to go between-the-legs. His attempt was stopped, but Nikita Soshnikov got the rebound and scored. The goal – whose play was started by Omark's stick – sealed the deal as Salavat Yulaev got two important points and surpassed Metallurg in the Eastern Conference standings.

Juha Metsola

G, Salavat Yulaev, 1.000%, 0.00 GAA, 27 saves

Admiral isn't an easy client this year, especially now that they are trying hard to reach the playoffs, but the Finnish netminder disarmed Vladivostok's attempt and earned his fourth shutout in the season. Juha Metsola is having yet another fantastic season and is in the top ten for shutouts – it will hard to catch up Ak Bars' Timur Bilyalov, but he can still climb up in the rankings. This year, it will be Metsola's third postseason participation, and if he repeats last year's performance, it will be tough to score goals against Salavat Yulaev.

Darren Dietz

D, Barys, 1 (0+1) points, +1, 22:51 TOI

After playing Pushkin in Moscow, Darren Dietz moved north to Helsinki, where Barys had a fantastic 5-1 win over Jokerit. Dietz naturally contributed to his team's win – his shot from the point after only three minutes was deflected by Corban Knight for Barys' go-ahead goal. Mikko Lehtonen also had an assist in Jokerit's lone goal of the night. Dietz patrolled the blue line for Nur-Sultan, and lead the team in distance run, trailing only to Jesse Blacker for time on the ice. The victory in Helsinki was an important win for Barys, which is now the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a four-point gap over Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.

Jyrki Jokipakka

D, Sibir, 2 (0+2) points, +2, 22:14 TOI

Jyrki Jokipakka, the fresh winner of the hardest shot contest at the FONBET 2020 KHL All-Star Game, was one of the best in Sibir's 5-2 home win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. The Finn blueliner posted two assists – one for each of the first two periods – and was one of the most-iced players for Novosibirsk. He first contributed to Juuso Puustinen's 2-0 goal in the first period. Then, in the middle stanza, Jokipakka assisted Alexander Sharov's eleventh of the season that eventually turned into the game-winner for Sibir. Novosibirsk is having a tremendous season – the team is currently the fifth seed of the Eastern Conference.

Brandon Yip

F, Kunlun Red Star, 2 G, 4 (0+4) points, even, 20:10 TOI

After helping Team Chernyshev winning bronze in Moscow, the Chinese franchise's captain had a hat-trick of assists in Kunlun's 4-2 win over Amur in Beijing on Tuesday. The next day the teams clashed again, the score was the same, and this time Brandon Yip assisted Gilbert Brule's 2-2 goal in the second period. The forward, at his third season in the League, had a point per period, and is now at 27 (13+14) points this year, on pace to at least equal last year's 36-point campaign. Yip's strong performance helped Kunlun Red Star earning two points and being the Eastern Conference's sixth seed – ahead of teams like Salavat Yulaev and Metallurg – is an excellent result for the Chinese franchise.

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