KHL Power Groupings: Salavat Yulaev Ufa Is Unstoppable

November 12th, 2009 by Sergey Zikov Leave a reply »
After a short break for the annual Karjala Cup in Finland, the KHL has resumed play. After 20 games of a season, a better picture of who the top teams will be comes into clearer focus. So let's check out the rankings.

(All records are as of 11/12/2009)


The Elite

Salavat Yulaev Ufa (16-3-3, first-Chernyshev)

Last Five: 5-0-0

Salavat Yulaev is absolutely on fire under Russian national coach Vyacheslav Bykov and have been scoring goals at will. They are the definition of an offensive juggernaut. In their last five outings, they have registed victories of 6-0, 6-1, and 7-1, with two of those coming away from home.

They fitting lead the league by a mile in goals scored with 86, but maybe more impressively, every player on the roster has a positive plus/minus. Alexander Radulov leads the pack with 11 goals, 26 points and has a plus-13 in 20 games.

Metallurg Magnitogorsk (18-3-0, first-Kharlamov)

Last Five: 5-0-0

As nearly complete opposites as their foes from Ufa, Magnitogorsk wins with superb goaltending and defense, quite a difficult feat in an very o ...

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