2012â€“13 KHL season
The 2012/13 season was the fifth season of the Continental Hockey League. The main session started on September 4, 2012, and ended on 17 February 2013. Thereafter the play-offs, the winners of which HK Dynamo Moscow won the Gagarin Cup follow.
The league starts with 26 teams in the season. These come from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine and Belarus. With the return of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and the inclusion of HC Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia, the HK Donbass Donetsk from Ukraine and the relocation of the HC Lev Poprad to Prague now 26 teams from seven states form the participants of the league.
- 4.1 Conference Quarterfinals 4.1.1 West Conference 188.8.131.52 (W1 ) SKA Saint Petersburg - ( W8 ) Atlant Mytischtschi
- 184.108.40.206 (W2 ) HK CSKA Moscow - ( W7) HC Lev Prague
- 220.127.116.11 (W3 ) HK Dynamo Moscow - (W6 ) HC Slovan Bratislava
- 18.104.22.168 (W4 ) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - (W5 ) Severstal Cherepovets
- 22.214.171.124 (O1 ) Ak Bars Kazan - ( O8 ) Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
- 126.96.36.199 (O2) HK Avangard Omsk - (O7 ) HK Sibir Novosibirsk
- 188.8.131.52 (O3 ) HC Traktor Chelyabinsk - ( O6 ) Barys Astana
- 184.108.40.206 (O4 ) Metallurg Magnitogorsk - (O5 ) Salavat Yulaev Ufa
- 4.2.1 West Conference 220.127.116.11 (W1 ) SKA Saint Petersburg - (W5 ) Severstal Cherepovets
- 18.104.22.168 (W2 ) HK CSKA Moscow - (W3 ) HK Dynamo Moscow
- 22.214.171.124 (O1 ) Ak Bars Kazan - (O5 ) Salavat Yulaev Ufa
- 126.96.36.199 (O2) HK Avangard Omsk - (O3 ) HC Traktor Chelyabinsk
- 4.3.1 West Conference
- 4.3.2 Eastern Conference
In the regular season the teams are divided into four divisions to six respectively seven teams meet twice each on any other team. In addition, in pairs, held under the consideration of regional rivalry between the two teams, two more games, so every team will play 52 games during the regular season.
For a victory in the regular time of 60 minutes, a team gets three points, the losing opponent gets nothing. With wins in overtime or shootout receives one team only two points, while the loser after all, still get one point.
Following the regular season, the play-offs follow the Gagarin Cup, for which qualify the 16 highest point totals. The division winners take it on the set list, the first four positions. All play offrunden be played in best- of-seven mode.
The KHL introduced for the ten teams that missed the playoffs, the Nadezhda Cup.
Changes compared to the previous year
- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the nearly lost the entire senior squad in the plane crash near Yaroslavl and therefore took with junior players as a guest team in the Wysschaja Hockey League, the operation of gambling in the KHL resumes.
- The Slovak representatives HC Lev Poprad got new owners and has been relocated to the Czech capital Prague, where the club plays under the name HC Lev Prague.
- The Donbass Donetsk from HK Wysschaja Hockey League was accepted as an expansion team in the league.
- The HC Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga was added as an expansion team in the league.
Abbreviations: Sp = Matches, W = Wins, OTS = Wins after Overtime, SOS = Wins after Shootout, SON = Losses after Shootout, OTN = Losses after Overtime, L = Losses, Pts = Points Notes: In parentheses is the placement within the Conference; = Playoff qualification, = Diwisionssieger, main = First Round
(W1 ) SKA Saint Petersburg - ( W8 ) Atlant Mytischtschi
(W2 ) HK CSKA Moscow - ( W7) HC Lev Prague
(W3 ) HK Dynamo Moscow - (W6 ) HC Slovan Bratislava
(W4 ) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - (W5 ) Severstal Cherepovets
(O1 ) Ak Bars Kazan - ( O8 ) Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
(O2) HK Avangard Omsk - (O7 ) HK Sibir Novosibirsk
(O3 ) HC Traktor Chelyabinsk - ( O6 ) Barys Astana
(O4 ) Metallurg Magnitogorsk - (O5 ) Salavat Yulaev Ufa
(W1 ) SKA Saint Petersburg - (W5 ) Severstal Cherepovets
(W2 ) HK CSKA Moscow - (W3 ) HK Dynamo Moscow
(O1 ) Ak Bars Kazan - (O5 ) Salavat Yulaev Ufa
(O2) HK Avangard Omsk - (O3 ) HC Traktor Chelyabinsk
Gagarin Cup final
Gagarin Cup winners
Goalkeepers: Alexander Eremenko, Alexander Scharytschenkow
Defender: Denis Baranzew, Roman Derljuk, Ilya Gorokhov, Dominik Graňák, Janne Jalasvaara, Andrei Mironov, Filip Novák, Maxim Solovyov, Dmitry Vishnevsky
Attacker: Yuri Babenko, Konstantin Gorowikow, Kostyantyn Kasjantschuk, Kirill Knyazev, Denis Kokarew, Sergei Konkow, Marek Kvapil, Nikita Lukin, Denis Mossaljow, Dmitri Pestunow, Jakub Petružálek, Grigori Schafigulin, Sergei Soin, Alexei Sopin, Denis Tolpeko, Alexei Tsvetkov, Konstantin Volkov
Coaching staff: Oļegs Znaroks, Harijs Vītoliņš, Vladimir Fedosov
The following awards were presented during the KHL Awards on May 22, 2013: