Avangard were rolling along serenely until they bumped into mighty Magnitka
, the Gagarin Cup holders.
Locality: The ilmenite/magnetite mine of Zelentsovskaya near Magnitka
, Zlatoust district, southwestern Urals, Russia.
The Finns triumphed 4-2 on their home ice and are 21-10 to get the job done again inside 60 minutes, but Magnitka
look the right favourites at 23-20 to gain quick revenge.
3 million for the Khar'kov tractor factory, 44 million for Magnitka
captain Sergei Mozyakin is having a decent season and before yesterday's matches he was the KHL's secondhighest scorer with 21 points.
Davies and Oleg Khlevniuk, "The End of Rationing in the Soviet Union, 1934-1935," Europe-Asia Studies 54, 6 (2002): 867-903; Andrei Markevich and Andrei Sokolov, Magnitka
bliz Sadovogo kol'tsa: Stimuly k trudu na Moskovskom zavode "Serp i Molot" (1883-2001) (Moscow: ROSSVEN, 2005).
Sergei Mozyakin rarely plays for the national side due to his reputation of wilting under pressure, but he has thrived for Magnitka
this campaign and has been comfortably the most productive player of the postseason.
were one of the hardest teams to beat while Evgeny Malkin and Nikolai Kulemin were scoring for fun but they have really struggled since those two went back across the Atlantic, winning just one of their final seven games of the regular season.
have won five of their last six games, scoring at least five goals in each victory.
This is the third and final stop of a highly productive road trip for Magnitka
recorded their fourth consecutive overtime win when going 1-0 up in the series against Avangard Omsk after regulation time had ended scoreless.
are in with a chance of earning top seeding for the Eastern Conference play-offs after winning 12 of their last 14 games, but there were signs in the defeat against Dynamo Moscow on Saturday that they could be running out of steam.