SKA St.Petersburg: Gagarin Cup Champions

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The SKA St.Petersburg are the 2014/2015 season Gagarin Cup Champions. The SKA team has finally accomplished what they tried to for seven seasons, and it looks like the lucky seven is what brought them the luck needed to capture the prize. The team has been desperate, having talent come and go, from now NHL star Vladimir […] READ MORE


SKA Complete Historic Playoff Comeback

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With the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL doing it last year, SKA St. Petersburg have now written their name in the history books. A 3-2 win over CSKA Moscow completed a full four-game comeback to win the series. They became the first KHL team to come back from a 3-0 deficit and win the […] READ MORE


SKA vs. CSKA – Who Will Advance to the Finals?

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The Army Series have turned into a war! Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Radulov are two of the best players currently in Europe and now their teams are facing off in the KHL’s conference finals, with AkBars waiting for their opponent in the finals. SKA vs. CSKA – Who Will Advance to the Finals? The series started with SKA struggling […] READ MORE


It’s Time to Appreciate How Goaltenders Have Shaped the KHL Playoffs

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As the KHL playoffs steam along, it is worth noting how important goaltenders have been throughout this post-season. With save percentages escalating and players becoming visibly frustrated, goaltending has flourished and has been the key to success for several teams. It’s Time to Appreciate How Goaltenders Have Shaped the KHL Playoffs Reconsidering the first and second rounds, […] READ MORE


Evgeni Dadonov: SKA’s Unsung hero, unsung no more

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With Artemy Panarin sitting as the leading scorer coming off his breakout year, big captain Ilya Kovalchuk being the centre of attention, Vadim Shipachyov sitting as the third highest centre for points and constant goaltender controversies, and a dog fight for top of the league with CSKA Moscow, a little star seems under everything. And […] READ MORE


The Gagarin Cup Prediction – Part Two

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As the KHL playoffs approach their mid-point, LWOS KHL writers Cirno Avery and Aivis Kalnins present you with their Gagarin Cup predictions. Each writer will pick one team they think has the best chance of winning this year and give their explanation why. You can check out Aivis’ prediction in part one here. Cirno’s Prediction – Ak Bars […] READ MORE


The Gagarin Cup Prediction

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As the KHL playoffs approach their mid-point, LWOS KHL writers Cirno Avery and Aivis Kalnins present you with their Gagarin Cup predictions. Each writer will pick one team they think has the best chance of winning this year and give their explanation why. Aivis’ Prediction – HC Dynamo Moscow My pick this year is the team that […] READ MORE


Could the CSKA Moscow – HC Sochi Series be Anything but a Sweep?

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HC Sochi were the fierce underdogs heading into the playoffs, a new team filled with hopes, ex-NHL players and high expectations. Sadly, they were met in the first round by the KHL’s best, the seemingly invincible CSKA Moscow, and easily swept aside in four games. The question is, how high was this mountain and was there any […] READ MORE


Yezhov or Koskinen: SKA’s Starting Goalie for The Playoffs

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It’s a commonly known joke that SKA love their goalie controversies, and heading into the playoffs they’re faced with the tough decision of who to start between the pipes, Mikko Koskinen, Ilya Yezhov, or a combination of the two. Vyacheslav Bykov and his staff have an unusual solution to their goaltending conundrum whereby each netminder […] READ MORE


Metallurg Magnitogorsk – KHL Playoff Preview

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With the KHL post-season approaching and the top three teams from each conference having clinched their playoff spots, the KHL writers at Last Word On Sports decided to collaborate for a playoff preview. Writers Aivis Kalnins and Cirno Avery present: Metallurg Magnitogorsk – KHL Playoff Preview COACHING:  Mike Keenan, also known as “Iron Mike”, is the […] READ MORE