The two KHL teams that made up almost the entirety of Russia’s gold medal-winning Olympic roster ended their conference final battle with a Game 6 overtime classic. CSKA Moscow delivered the relative upset victory over the superteam SKA St. Petersburg in the 3-2 sudden death win.
Helsinki-based KHL team Jokerit wrapped up a fairly easy first-round series victory over HC Sochi tonight. They won in five games on the back of teen phenom Eeli Tolvanen, who scored five goals to add to his 19 that he got in 49 regular season games (not to mention his three in the Olympics).
Most athletes will tell you that they prefer some degree of difficulty, because if there’s no challenge, they have too much time to think over the sort of act that comes naturally to their muscle memory. For Dinamo Minsk winger Sergei Drozd here, it might’ve been that. Or it might’ve been a goddamn puck that just…
Metallurg Magnitogorsk forward Wojtek Wolski injured his neck during Thursday’s KHL game against Barys Astana, and left the ice on a stretcher.
A KHL preseason game between Barys Astana and HC Kunlun Red Star was canceled today after Barys defenseman Damir Ryspayev delivered a cheap shot to a Kunlun player and fought several others.
Russian hockey team Ak Bars Kazan hosted an event for fans last week, and the players participated in a friendly shootout competition. When Vladimir Tkachyov took his turn, he lifted the puck with his stick, then threw the whole thing at the goal like a javelin. It worked.
Holy shit this is dope. Nikita Gusev's little twirling move looks more like ballet than hockey, and not only does it look really cool, it works. Here's a GIF:
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was eliminated from the KHL playoffs today, but not before Geoff Platt—who had cups of coffee with the Blue Jackets and Ducks—scored this ridiculous three-tap goal.
This is video of Barys Astana forward Talgat Zhailauov, returning home after a first-round playoff win (the club's first ever postseason series victory) to be greeted by jubilant fans at the airport. Up goes Talgat! Down goes Talgat, hard.
Here's Ilya Ezhov, goaltender for the KHL's SKA St. Petersburg, proving that goalies are athletes, too.
Thirty-year-old Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk will "retire" from the NHL, most likely to return to Russia and the KHL. It's a big day for CapGeek.
After four years away from the bench, Mike Keenan will take the reins of the KHL's Metallurg Magnitogorsk. The team announced the deal with this video, which combines the best of Russian production values with Keenan's inimitable charisma.
A meteorite exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk today, shattering glass, damaging buildings, and injuring nearly 1,000 people. (Head over to Gawker for all your bolide porn.)
The KHL All-Star Game was more notable for the NHLers playing—Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk took part after getting permission from their American teams, even after Kovalchuk made comments casting doubt on his intentions to return to the Devils this year. (Lubomir Visnovky wasn't an all-star, but he's still not…
The NHL lockout is over, and most of the players (not Lubomir Visnovsky, though) who kept their games sharp in the KHL have returned to work in the United States. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is back in the States, saying funny things and wearing funny t-shirts. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has abandoned Magnitogorsk, a…
Five days short of a January 11 deadline that would have scuttled the entire season, the NHL and NHLPA have reached a deal that, pending approval from a player vote, will end the lockout and allow for a condensed 50-game season. Teams will likely only play other teams from within their own conference during the…