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Kontinental Hockey League

Articles relating to the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Europe's top professional hockey league.

Lokomotiv and the KHL, A Year Later

A year after terrible tragedy inflicted the hockey world and the city of Yaroslavl in particular, the people there are ready to cheer on their Lokomotiv hockey team again. Here's a look at their team in 2012-13.

On Radulov, and What He Means to KHL and NHL

Alexander Radulov's saga has hit another turn, and it has great ramifications for the KHL, NHL, and player himself. What's the best path for Radulov?

Lokomotiv Will Play in 2011-12; Memorial Service on Saturday

Information is pouring in on how the KHL will proceed following the Yaroslavl tragedy that wiped out the Lokomotiv team. Here's a summary of the events as they currently stand, with plans to rebuild the team under a new coach with new players.

It's Time to Mourn Before We Play Again

It's been a difficult day as the plane crash that killed almost all of the KHL team Lokomotiv outside of Yaroslavl, Russia. It's probably wise that we take some time to mourn before we start playing and watching hockey again.

List of Passengers On Board Fatal Yak-42 Flight

A plane crash in Yaroslavl, Russia, killed 43 of 45 passengers, most from the KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Here is a list of the victims.

Plane Carrying Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Crashes, Entire Team Killed

A plane carrying the members of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League crashed shortly after takeoff. Most of the passengers are reportedly dead.

2011-12 KHL Season Begins with Cup Rematch

The fourth season of the Kontinental Hockey League starts on Wednesday with a rematch of last year's championship. We've recapped some of the changes that have happened with the teams and the league as a whole in the past year.

How Good is the KHL?

Just how does the KHL stack up compared to other leagues? Puck Worlds introduces KHL Equivalency metrics.

The Re-Invention of the Russian Junior Hockey System

The KHL is expanding, but not in the way you might commonly associate it with. The league is issuing a complete re-design of the junior hockey program in Eastern Europe and Russia, spearheaded by the MHL, which is entering its third season.

Gagarin Cup Preview: Atlant vs. Salavat Yulaev

The Gagarin Cup Finals, the championship round of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs, are about to start today in Ufa, Russia. See how Salavat Yualev Ufa matches up against their Eastern Conference challengers, Atlant Moscow Oblast.

KHL: Ufa and Magnitogorsk Play Game 7 while Atlant Celebrates

Game 7 of the KHL's Eastern Conference Final goes today in Ufa, Russia, as the hosts take on Metallurg Magnitogorsk. We review the series to date as the teams fight for the right to play Atlant Moscow Oblast for the Gagarin Cup.

Musatov Leads Atlant to Another Win; Växjö Closer to Elitserien

The European hockey playoff season continues, with the underdog Atlant Moscow Oblast team taking a second road win to open their Conference Final series with top ranked Yaroslavl. Also, the Kvalserien to Elitserien tournament hits the half-way point, while Slavia Prague wins another close one in the Czech Extraliga playoffs.

Ufa Wins Series Opener, Lulea Bounces to a Two Game Lead

The 2011 European Hockey playoff season keeps rolling with the talented Salavat Yulaev Ufa winning at home to open their KHL Eastern Conference Final, while Lulea gets the bounces to go their way in a second straight OT win over Skelleftea. Plus, the OHL playoffs begin and one semifinal in Slovakia is going the full seven games.

KHL President Medvedev Talks Expansion in Four Countries

In an interview with the website, KHL President Andrei Medvedev spilled a lot of information about potential KHL expansion. Find out how the news is being received across Europe, and whether the plans are realistic or not.

High Powered SKA knocked out by Atlant, Skellefteå and Luleå win Game 7s

There was lots of action around the hockey world over the weekend, with the high priced talent of SKA St. Petersburg getting knocked out in Game 7 OT by Atlant Moscow Oblast headling the KHL playoff picture. The Canadian Hockey League wrapped up their regular season, and the Elitserien wrapped up their quarterfinals as well.

Ufa books ticket to Conference Final, Pervyshin scores in OT again

Another multiple overtime game in the KHL, the elimination of the two time defending Gragarin Cup champions, and an unstoppable force in the Slovak Extraliga hilite Thursday's playoff action. We've got those stories, plus key games out of Sweden and Switzerland in our daily recap.

Daily Recap: Yaroslavl advances; Prague, Liberec go to Game 7 OT

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl becomes the first team to advance to a conference final in the KHL, while HC Slavia Praha pulls off the upset in overtime of Game 7 in the Czech Extraliga quarterfinals. Read about this and more European club playoff action at Puck Worlds.

Playoff Time Across Europe

Playoffs are ongoing in the various European professional leagues. Here's an update of the KHL, SM-Liiga, Slovak Extraliga, and DEL action to date.

Final 2010-11 KHL Standings

The 2010-11 KHL regular season is finished, and the playoffs are about to begin. Here's a look at the final standings and some team statistical categories.

KHL Playoff Races

The 2010-11 KHL Regular Season is wrapping up this week, but there are still plenty of spots undecided with two full slates of games to go. Here's a breakdown of the action.

Lev Poprad Applies to Join KHL... Again.

Lev Poprad out of Slovakia is again applying to join the KHL. Is the franchise truly viable, and if it is approved, what kind of effect could it have on Slovakian hockey?

Magintogorsk, Dynamo lead KHL through October

The KHL season is over a third complete. Puck Worlds takes a look back at the developments of the first two months and see if we can spot some trends.

Moscovites Walk Away from Struggling Teams

For the Moscow area KHL teams, there's one shining star and a bunch of scrubs. And fans are starting to show their displeasure with the scrubs.

Globetrotting: KHL's internet crackdown, brawl revisited

The KHL has gone after online video sharing in it's latest round of copyright protection, just in time to ruin our fun in posting video on the rematch of the Chekhov/Omsk brawl game, with plenty of new dirty play to examine. Read up on that and stories from around the world in this installment of Globetrotting.

Globetrotting: Amur Khabarovsk fires coach

Five games into the new KHL season, Amur Khabarovsk fires their head coach. Find out why, plus get your global hockey fix as we do a little bit of link love on Puck Worlds.

KHL Recap: Dubrovin finally delivers for Avtomobilist

A young defensemen scored his first professional goal on Sunday in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Find out how long it took him to accomplish this feat, plus other KHL news from the past week.

KHL Recap: When scoring 4 goals in one game isn't enough

Firewagon hockey broke out in the matchup between Salavat Yulaev Ufa and Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Monday, ruining a four goal outburst by Denis Platonov. Check out more scores and stats as we recap the early season so far in the KHL.

Mo Money Mo Problems: Big budget SKA St. Petersburg loses home opener

During the offseason, SKA St. Petersburg dropped big money on Evgeni Nabokov, Denis Grebeshkov, and Maxim Afinogenov to go for a Gagarin Cup. The first game was yesterday against Dinamo Riga, and the results weren't ideal, to say the least.

KHL kicks off 3rd season with Opening Cup

The KHL kicks off their 3rd season today. Follow the action at Puck Worlds, plus find out when all the major European leagues start, and when they play NHL teams in exhibition action.

EHFD: Kontinental Hockey League

In the latest in the European Hockey for Dummies series, we examine the cream of the crop: Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Can this league become the long awaited pan-European professional circuit?

A Summer to Forget for the KHL

Backed by Russia's oiligarchy, the Kontiental Hockey League was supposed to become a modern day World Hockey Association. Instead, they're looking like the place where aging European stars kickstart their retirement.

Kovalchuk's Krazy KHL Offer

Ilya Kovalchuk has been offered to be the highest paid hockey player on the planet... in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Here's an in depth look at the decision he faces.