KHL: Datsyuk frustrated, Ovechkin and Backstrom score then collapse, and more

Steve Dangle
December 20 2012 09:08PM


Privyet, y'all.

A light day in the KHL today (just two games), so we've added packs from two of Wesnesday's games that you might have missed.


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Toronto Marlies On Ice Goals Performance

Gus Katsaros
December 20 2012 05:10PM

Continuing the Toronto Marlies statistical breakdown, this post is devoted to player’s on-ice goals for and goals against totals.

Korbinian Holzer entering the game versus Lake Erie had been on the ice for 15 goals against. Of those, 10 were on the power play, and he had not been on the ice for any shorthanded goals – Toronto has allowed four shorthanded.

Holzer was on the ice for five even-strength goals against in 25 games, an average of one for every five games.

The Leafs 4th round pick (111th overall) in 2006 was on the ice for every goal against the Lake Erie Monsters, compromising 21% of his 19 total goals against and almost doubling the five even-strength goals.

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WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2012 09:07AM

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.

The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.

Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).

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The KHL's Back! And Malkin Nets a Hatty

Steve Dangle
December 19 2012 10:44PM


The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang!

We have five games for you right now, and we'll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th.


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Phil Kessel and consistency

Cam Charron
December 18 2012 11:38AM

There has been some chatter* online about Phil Kessel's streakiness, because there's not much to do.

*by chatter, I mean SB Nation comment threads, notably this one.

Just to sort of get it out of the way, I want to show off that Phil Kessel isn't a streaky hockey player. He's a good hockey player who scores a lot of goals.

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