As mentioned in a previous story today, it doesn't appear that Tobias Enstrom will be lacing them up for MODO anytime soon, so SEL coverage will be minimal unless/until that happens.
However, there is still plenty of other action to cover, including the Kontinental Hockey League which saw 2 Jets in action today.
- Nik Antropov and the boys of Barys Astana hosted Metallurg Novokuznetsk, and despite outshooting their visitors 42 to 29, they would end up on the losing end by a 5-1 margin. Nigel Dawes of Winnipeg would open the scoring for Barys, with another Winnipegger (Dustin Boyd) getting the secondary assist. Barys would end up shooting itself in the foot, however, by taking dumb penalties that resulted in two separate 5 on 3 situations that both resulted in goals. Alexander Lazushin was pounded for 20 shots in the opening period, but only allowed the one goal that period and no others throughout the game. With the win Metallurg Nk leapfrogs Barys Astana in the standings, as Metallurg Nk sits at 3-1-1-2-1-3 for 16 points, while Barys Astana is at 4-0-0-0-2-5 and 14 points. In the KHL it's 3 points for a win in regulation, 2 for a win in overtime or shootout, 1 point for an OT loss or shootout loss and nothing for losing in regulation.
- So, now that we know all that we can look at the team of Arturs Kulda, Sibir Novosibirsk, that sits in a share of the league lead with 22 points in 11 games after their 3-2 shooutout win today over Yugra Khanty- Mansiysk, who occupy the basement of the KHL (a very seedy place). Sibir sits with a record of 5-0-3-0-1-2 and likely should have had a better result on the day if Mikhail Biryukov hadn't turned aside 40 of 42 shots (and 4 of 5 in shootout. Kulda managed a +1 rating and 5 shots on goal in 28:18. He was also turned aside by Biryukov in the shootout, as he was the first shooter for Sibir.