The KHL has announced the top players of the 12th week of the regular season.
MOSCOW, November 21 – RIA Novosti. The Japanese striker of Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo” Yu Sato was recognized as the best player of the 12th week of the regular season of the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
Sato was named Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career. A puck was abandoned in three games because of the 20-year-old Japanese. In the match against Severstal Cherepovets (2:1 Overtime), Sato scored in the last second of extra time.
The goalkeeper of the week was Evgeny Alikin from Amur Khabarovsk, who, for the third time in his career, helped his team win two wins in three matches. The goalkeeper saved 96.7% of the shots on goal, the factor of safety was 0.97. In the match against Chelyabinsk “Tractor” (2:0), Alikin played “to zero”, repeating the club record for “dry” matches (15) in the KHL.
Nick Ebert (Motorist, Yekaterinburg) was named the best defender with 4 points (2 goals and 2 assists) in three games of the week for the first time in his career. In the match against Astana, the goal “Barys” (2:0) was victorious. The American did not finish any match with a negative benefit indicator, overall value “+4”, and blocked a shot.
Striker Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo” Sergei Goncharuk became the striker of the week for the first time in his career. “Kunlun Red Star” (5:0) prevailed due to his best result of the week, four goals in three matches and a goal against Beijing.
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