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2013–2014 KHL season
KHL 6th season logo.svg
League Kontinental Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration 4 September 2013
– April 2014
Number of teams 28
Regular season
Continental Cup winner Russia Dynamo Moscow
Top scorer Russia Sergei Mozyakin
Playoffs
Western champions Czech Republic Lev Praha
  Western runners-up Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Eastern champions Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  Eastern runners-up Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Gagarin Cup
Champions Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
  Runners-up Czech Republic Lev Praha
KHL seasons

The 2013–14 KHL season was the sixth season of the Kontinental Hockey League.

The league's 28 teams played a 54-game balanced schedule. The regular season began on 4 September with the Lokomotiv Cup between last year's finalists Dynamo Moscow and Traktor Chelyabinsk. The all-star game took place on 11 January in Bratislava, Slovakia and was followed by a 27-day break for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi from 30 January to 25 February. The last day of the regular season was 4 March.[1]

Sixteen teams, eight from each conference, advanced to the Gagarin Cup playoffs, which began on 7 March. The winner of each conference, Metallurg Magnitogorsk from the East and Lev Prague from the West, met in the Gagarin Cup Final. The seventh and last game was played on 30 April, with Metallurg winning 7-4. All four playoff rounds were best-of-seven series.[2]

Changes[edit]

Team changes[edit]

In late April 2013 it was announced that a newly created team from Vladivostok would be admitted to league and become the league's second far-eastern team.[3] The team is called Admiral Vladivostok and its name and emblem were chosen by the public.[4] Its initial roster was filled in an expansion draft on 17 June.[5]

A few days after Vladivostok was admitted to the league it was also confirmed that KHL Medveščak from Zagreb, Croatia would join the league.[6] Medveščak previously played in Austrian-based EBEL league. This made Croatia the eighth country with a KHL team.

In June 2013 Vityaz Chekhov officially announced its relocation to nearby Podolsk, Moscow Oblast where it can play in a bigger arena.[7]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season began on 4 September 2013 with the Lokomotiv Cup between the finalists of the previous season, Dynamo Moscow and Traktor Chelyabinsk and ended on 4 March 2014 after every team has played 54 matches.

League standings[edit]

Source: KHL.ru[8]

Points are awarded as follows:

  • 3 Points for a win in regulation ("W")
  • 2 Points for a win in overtime ("OTW") or a penalty shootout ("SOW")
  • 1 Point for a loss in overtime ("OTL") or a penalty shootout ("SOL")
  • 0 Points for a loss in regulation ("L")

The conference standings determine the seedings for the play-offs. The first two places in each conference are reserved for the division winners.

Western Conference[9] Div GP W OTW SOW SOL OTL L GF GA Pts
1 C – Russia Dynamo Moscow TAR 54 34 2 2 5 0 11 171 113 115
2 Y – Russia SKA Saint Petersburg BOB 54 30 1 4 4 1 14 175 115 105
3 Czech Republic HC Lev Praha BOB 54 23 3 9 2 4 13 149 107 99
4 Ukraine HC Donbass TAR 54 27 3 4 2 0 18 135 99 97
5 Latvia Dinamo Riga BOB 54 22 5 6 4 1 16 141 122 93
6 Croatia Medveščak Zagreb BOB 54 24 1 3 8 4 14 138 126 92
7 Russia CSKA Moscow BOB 54 25 2 5 1 1 20 130 118 91
8 Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl TAR 54 23 2 3 4 1 21 109 103 84
9 Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast TAR 54 19 1 7 3 2 22 123 120 78
10 Russia Severstal Cherepovets TAR 54 20 0 5 5 2 22 128 135 77
11 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava BOB 54 15 3 6 3 1 26 120 160 67
13 Russia Spartak Moscow TAR 54 12 4 4 4 2 28 105 147 58
12 Russia Vityaz Podolsk TAR 54 12 1 5 9 1 26 110 147 58
14 Belarus Dinamo Minsk BOB 54 13 1 3 4 2 31 102 161 53

Y – Clinched Division; C – Clinched Continental Cup;
BOB – Bobrov Division, TAR – Tarasov Division

Eastern Conference[10] Div GP W OTW SOW SOL OTL L GF GA Pts
1 Z – Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHA 54 30 3 2 6 2 11 166 113 108
2 Y – Kazakhstan Barys Astana CHE 54 26 2 4 2 2 18 182 157 94
3 Russia Ak Bars Kazan KHA 54 26 4 4 5 1 14 139 108 100
4 Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa CHE 54 25 3 3 4 3 16 155 140 94
4 Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHA 54 25 2 5 3 2 17 153 121 94
6 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk CHE 54 22 2 5 6 1 18 125 117 87
7 Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHA 54 22 0 7 5 1 19 134 125 86
8 Russia Admiral Vladivostok CHE 54 21 1 4 4 1 23 135 129 78
9 Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk KHA 54 18 1 6 5 2 22 126 148 75
10 Russia Avangard Omsk CHE 54 17 1 5 4 2 25 136 162 69
11 Russia Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk KHA 54 16 1 3 2 6 26 128 166 64
12 Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHA 54 15 2 2 3 1 31 127 152 57
13 Russia Metallurg Novokuznetsk CHE 54 12 1 1 4 6 30 115 170 50
14 Russia Amur Khabarovsk CHE 54 8 1 4 10 1 30 106 182 45

Y – Clinched Division; Z – Clinched Conference
KHA – Kharlamov Division, CHE – Chernyshev Division


Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

As of 3 Mar 2014
Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Russia Sergei Mozyakin Metallurg Magnitogorsk 54 34 39 73 +43 8
Czech Republic Jan Kovář Metallurg Magnitogorsk 54 23 45 68 +46 46
Russia Danis Zaripov Metallurg Magnitogorsk 53 25 39 64 +42 32
United States Brandon Bochenski Barys Astana 54 28 30 58 +17 55
Canada Nigel Dawes Barys Astana 54 26 23 49 +7 18
Finland Sakari Salminen Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 54 18 29 47 +8 16
Russia Fedor Malykhin Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 54 22 22 44 +14 26
Canada Kyle Wilson Dinamo Riga 49 17 27 44 +9 26
Finland Jori Lehterä Sibir Novosibirsk 48 12 32 44 +14 22
Slovakia Marcel Hossa Dinamo Riga 50 22 19 41 +9 33

Leading goaltenders[edit]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOP = Shootouts played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

As of 3 Mar 2014
Player Team GP Min W L SOP GA SO SV% GAA
Russia Emil Garipov Ak Bars Kazan 20 1219:36 13 5 2 29 3 .952 1.43
Kazakhstan Vitali Kolesnik Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 19 955:45 7 4 5 24 3 .946 1.51
Russia Georgi Gelashvili Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 20 1163:32 12 6 1 31 5 .939 1.60
Finland Petri Vehanen HC Lev Praha 41 2495:22 20 13 8 69 4 .932 1.66
Finland Mikko Koskinen Sibir Novosibirsk 41 2361:35 20 11 8 67 3 .939 1.70

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs started on 7 March 2014, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences, and ended on 30 April with the last game of the Gagarin Cup final.

During the first three rounds home ice was determined by seeding number within the Conference, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with better seeding number had home ice advantage. If the seeding numbers were equal, the regular season record was taken into account.[11]

  Conference Quarter-Finals Conference Semi-Finals Conference Finals Gagarin Cup Finals
                                     
1  Russia Magnitogorsk 4     1  Russia Magnitogorsk 4  
8  Russia Vladivostok 1     6  Russia Sibir 0  


2  Kazakhstan Astana 4 Eastern Conference
7  Russia Yekaterinburg 0  
    1  Russia Magnitogorsk 4  
  4  Russia Ufa 1  
3  Russia Kazan 2  
6  Russia Sibir 4  
4  Russia Ufa 4   2  Kazakhstan Astana 2
5  Russia Nizhny Novgorod 3     4  Russia Ufa 4  


  1  Russia Magnitogorsk 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  3  Czech RepublicLev Praha 3
1  Russia Dynamo Moscow 3     2  Russia St. Petersburg 2
8  Russia Yaroslavl 4     8  Russia Yaroslavl 4  
2  Russia St. Petersburg 4
7  Russia CSKA Moscow 0  
  3  Czech RepublicLev Praha 4
  8  Russia Yaroslavl 1  
3  Czech Republic Lev Praha 4  
6  Croatia Zagreb 0   Western Conference
4  Ukraine Donbass 4   3  Czech Republic Lev Praha 4
5  Latvia Riga 3     4  Ukraine Donbass 2  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Player statistics[edit]

Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

Updated on 30 April 2014. Source: khl.ru[12]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Sergei Mozyakin Metallurg Magnitogorsk 21 13 20 33 +14 8
Danis Zaripov Metallurg Magnitogorsk 21 11 15 26 +12 34
Jan Kovář Metallurg Magnitogorsk 21 8 18 26 +12 16
Justin Azevedo HC Lev Praha 22 13 7 20 +4 6
Roman Červenka SKA Saint Petersburg 10 6 11 17 +6 8

Playoff leading goaltenders[edit]

Updated on 30 April 2014. Source: khl.ru[13]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOL = Shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Min W L SOL GA SO SV% GAA
Ivan Kasutin Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 6 390:53 3 3 0 10 1 94.4 1.53
Ján Laco HC Donbass 8 385:20 3 3 0 11 0 93.4 1.71
Jakub Sedláček Dinamo Riga 5 270:01 3 2 0 8 0 93.8 1.78
Curtis Sanford Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 18 1124:50 9 9 0 36 2 93.4 1.92
Alexander Salák SKA Saint Petersburg 10 621:32 6 4 0 20 2 94.0 1.93

Nadezhda Cup[edit]

The 12 teams that do not advance to Gagarin Cup Playoffs participate in Nadezhda Cup. The teams ranked 9-th and 10-th in their conferences are seeded and start their games from Quarterfinals, while the other teams start their games from the First Round. The First Round consists of two games. In case there is a 1-1 tie in the end of the First Round, 5-minute overtime and a penalty shootout, if necessary, follow after Game 2. The other rounds consist of up to four games. If there is a 2-2 tie in the end of such a round, the series is decided in a 20-minute overtime with a shootout if necessary.[14]

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
        
  W9  Atlant Moscow Oblast 0  
    W14  Dinamo Minsk 3  
W11  Slovan Bratislava 0
W14  Dinamo Minsk 2  
  W14  Dinamo Minsk 3  
  W10  Severstal Cherepovets 1  
        
        
  W10  Severstal Cherepovets 3
    W13  Vityaz Chekhov 1  
W12  Spartak Moscow *
W13  Vityaz Chekhov  
  W14  Dinamo Minsk 0
  E10  Avangard Omsk 3
        
        
  E10  Avangard Omsk 3
    E11  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 1  
E11  Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 1,d
E14  Amur Khabarovsk 0,d  
  E10  Avangard Omsk 3
  E9  Traktor Chelyabinsk 1  
        
        
  E9  Traktor Chelyabinsk 2SO
    E12  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 2  
E12  Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 2
E13  Metallurg Novokuznetsk 0  

* Note: Spartak Moscow was excluded from Nadezhda Cup 2014 tournament due to financial issues.[15]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1 Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk
2 Czech Republic Lev Praha
3 Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
4 Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
5 Russia SKA Saint Petersburg
6 Ukraine HC Donbass
7 Kazakhstan Barys Astana
8 Russia Sibir Novosibirsk
9 Russia Dynamo Moscow
10 Russia Ak Bars Kazan
11 Russia Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
12 Latvia Dinamo Riga
13 Croatia Medveščak Zagreb
14 Russia CSKA Moscow
15 Russia Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
16 Russia Admiral Vladivostok
17 Russia Atlant Moscow Oblast
18 Russia Severstal Cherepovets
19 Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk
20 Russia Avangard Omsk
21 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava
22 Russia Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
23 Russia Spartak Moscow
24 Russia Vityaz Chekhov
25 Russia Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
26 Belarus Dinamo Minsk
27 Russia Metallurg Novokuznetsk
28 Russia Amur Khabarovsk

Awards[edit]

Players of the Month[edit]

Best KHL players of each month.

Month Goaltender Defense Forward Rookie
September Russia Konstantin Barulin (Kazan) Canada Chris Lee (Magintogorsk) Russia Maxim Pestushko (Dyn. Moscow) Russia Andrei Vasilevski (Ufa)
October[16] Canada Barry Brust (Zagreb) Russia Maxim Chudinov (St. Petersburg) Russia Danis Zaripov (Magintogorsk) Russia Yaroslav Dyblenko (Atlant)
November[17] Czech Republic Alexander Salák (St. Petersburg) United States Deron Quint (Spartak) Russia Sergei Mozyakin (Magintogorsk) Russia Andrei Vasilevski (Ufa)
December[18] Czech Republic Jakub Kovář (Yekatarinburg) Slovakia Dominik Graňák (Dyn. Moscow) United States Brandon Bochenski (Astana) Russia Mark Skutar (Novokusnetsk)
January[19] Czech Republic Jakub Kovář (Yekatarinburg) Russia Viktor Antipin (Magintogorsk) Russia Sergei Mozyakin (Magintogorsk) Russia Sergei Shmelyov (Atlant)
February not awarded (Olympic break)
March[20] Canada Curtis Sanford (Yaroslavl) Russia Ilya Gorokhov (Yaroslavl) Russia Sergei Mozyakin (Magintogorsk) Russia Andrei Vasilevski (Ufa)
April[21] Russia Vasiliy Koshechkin (Magnitogorsk) Czech Republic Ondřej Němec (Prague) Russia Sergei Mozyakin (Magintogorsk) Russia Andrei Vasilevski (Ufa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://en.khl.ru/documents/KHL_calendar_2013-2014_regular_en.pdf
  2. ^ http://en.khl.ru/documents/KHL_calendar_2013-2014_playoff_en.pdf
  3. ^ "Vladivostok club ready for KHL". khl.ru. 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Voters Choose Name for New Vladivostok Hockey Team". Ria Novosti. 2013-05-30. 
  5. ^ "June Extension Draft for Vladivostok". en.khl.ru. 2013-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Medvescak of Zagreb joins the KHL". khl.ru. 2013-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Возвращение в Подольск". hcvityaz.ru. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "KHL Regular season standings". KHL.ru. 
  9. ^ "2013-14 KHL season conference standings". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2013-14 KHL season conference standings". Kontinental Hockey League. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ KHL Sports Regulations 2011-2014, revised
  12. ^ "Player Stats: 2013–2014 Playoffs: All Skaters – Total Points". Kontinental Hockey League. 
  13. ^ "Player Stats: 2013–2014 Playoffs: Goalie – Goals Against Average". Kontinental Hockey League. 
  14. ^ http://en.khl.ru/news/2014/2/26/26137.html
  15. ^ Spartak won't play in Nadezhda Cup (Russian)
  16. ^ "October’s finest: Brust, Chudinov, Zaripov, Dyblenko". khl.ru. 2013-11-05. 
  17. ^ "November’s finest: Salak, Quint, Mozyakin & Vasilevsky". khl.ru. 2013-12-05. 
  18. ^ "December’s finest: Kovar, Granak, Bochenski & Skutar". khl.ru. 2014-01-03. 
  19. ^ "January’s finest: Kovar, Antipin, Mozyakin & Shmelyov". khl.ru. 2014-02-05. 
  20. ^ "March’s finest: Sanford, Gorokhov, Mozyakin & Vasilevsky". khl.ru. 2014-04-04. 
  21. ^ "April’s finest: Koshechkin, Nemec, Mozyakin & Vasilevsky". khl.ru. 2014-05-07.