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Petersburg teammates after scoring the winner in the third overtime period of Game 5 against CSKA Moscow in the KHL playoffs on Saturday.
The Hockey Gods, however, may have made an exception with the Vancouver Canucks’ top prospect.
, at just 19 years old, willed SKA St. Petersburg to two crucial wins in their conference final series against archrival CSKA Moscow this past week and tied a KHL playoff record in the process.
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to bring his team all the way back from a 3 0 series deficit, as top ranked CSKA finished the job with a 2 0 win in Game 6 on Monday effectively ending Podkolzin’s playing days in Russia.
Article content Podkolzin nearly scored later in period, but his high shot hit the goalie’s shoulder and then the crossbar, before the puck was covered with Podkolzin lurking for a rebound.
Article content Podkolzin, who doesn’t shy away from contact, later took a big hit along the boards, and dropped to the ice. He gutted out the rest of his shift, defending in his own zone despite being in obvious pain.