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A Flying Start

Kunlun Red Star Beijing visited Amur Khabarovsk today to play their first regular season game.  When all was said and done, the KHL’s new Chinese team had its first regular season win, too — and in dramatic fashion!  Read on, for a quick look at the game and for some historical context.

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And They’re Off!

The KHL is officially out of the blocks for the new season, with defending champs Metallurg Magnitogorsk downing CSKA Moscow 3-2 in the opener on Monday.  It was a good game, featuring:

  • A Sergei Mozyakin goal (“Wow,” said the commentator, appropriately).
  • Two goals by CSKA’s Dmitry Kugryshev (including the first KHL goal of the season), giving him the very very early league lead in that category.
  • Some nice goaltending at both ends.
  • A fair bit of chippiness, as the teams renewed acquaintances after last year’s seven-game Gagarin Cup final.
  • A look at CSKA’s new uniforms.

Enjoy the highlights, as we get underway for 2016-17!