Last week, the League’s teams played 36 games, with 576 players (40 goalies, 194 defensemen, and 342 forwards) taking part in the action. The scoring was at 5.00 goals per game.
— Best goalie for the second time in his career was Vladislav Podyapolsky (Severstal), who won one of two games last week. Podyapolsky faced 47 shots, or 23.5 per night, posting a saves percentage of 97.87% and a goals-against average of 0.48. In the game against CSKA (3:0), he posted a shutout, while in the game against Vityaz (2:1 SO) he led his team to a SO win. Podyapolsky was awarded Best goalie honors for the first time in 2020-2021 fourth week.
— Best defenseman for the second time in his career was Trevor Murphy (Sibir), who scored 5 (1+4) points and helping his team achieving two victories in three games. Murphy posted no negative ratings, posting a plus-3 differential. He also blocked one shot and earned one powerplay for his team. Murphy was awarded Best defenseman honors for the first time in 2019-2020 eighth week, representing Kunlun Red Star.
— Best forward for the third time in his career was Stanislav Galiyev (Dynamo Moscow), who scored 6 (4+2) points and helping his team achieving two victories in three games. Galiyev posted no negative ratings and ended the week with an even differential. He posted the game-winner in Dynamo Moscow’s win over Kunlun Red Star (4:1) and it’s his second Best forward weekly honor of the season.
— Best rookie for the first time in his career was goalie Dmitry Nikolayev (SKA), who had two wins in two games. Nikolayev faced 49 shots, or 24.5 per night, posting a saves percentage of 89.80% and a goals-against average of 2.44.