KHL announced the names of the best players in the quarterfinals of the Gagarin Cup
Serebryakov, Bush and Nikishin were recognized as the best hockey players of the quarterfinals of the Gagarin Cup
MOSCOW, 30 Mar – Admiral Vladivostok goalkeeper Nikita Serebryakov, SKA Petersburg defender Alexander Nikishin and Avangard Omsk forward Reed Boucher were named the best players in the Gagarin Cup quarterfinals, according to the KHL official website.
Serebryakov became the best goalkeeper of the second round of the playoffs. The goalkeeper of “Admiral” played all six matches of the series against the Kazan “Ak Bars” (2-4), having won two victories and one shutout. Serebryakov saved 95.32% of 235 shots on goal, in the fifth match of the series (2:1) he made 49 saves. Serebryakov became the second goalkeeper in KHL history to be the best in both the 1/8 and 1/4 finals of the Gagarin Cup, after SKA’s Mikko Koskinen, who achieved this achievement in 2016.
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Nikishin for the first time in his career became the best defender in the playoff round. The silver medalist of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing scored 2 points (1 puck + 1 assist) in four matches of the series against Torpedo (4-0) with an overall utility index of +6.
Boucher was the top forward of the playoff round for the second time in his career. On account of the striker 7 (5+2) points in four matches of the series against Magnitogorsk “Metallurg” (4-0), two Bush goals became victorious in the matches.
Defender Bogdan Konyushkov (Torpedo, Nizhny Novgorod) was named the best rookie in the second round of the Gagarin Cup. The defender has three assists in the series against SKA.