Forwards’ Race in KHL: Shipachyov Stretches the Lead over Kaprizov to 6 Points

Forwards’ Race in KHL: Shipachyov Stretches the Lead over Kaprizov to 6 Points

Forwards’ Race in KHL: Shipachyov Stretches the Lead over Kaprizov to 6 Points

Today, in a regular season match of Kontinental Hockey League, Dynamo Moscow defeated Admiral Vladivostok with the 4:1 score. The game took place on the Admiral's home stadium. The Dynamo’s captain Vadim Shipachyov made an impactful assist to Dmitrij Jaškin, which allowed him to become the first player in KHL who achieved 20 helpers per season. Currently Shipachyov is on top of the KHL leader board with 7 goals and 20 assists.

Kyrill Kaprizov, CSKA Moscow’s forward, occupies the second place of the leader board – he falls 6 points behind Shipachyov. Vladimir Tkachyov from SKA Saint Petersburg is placed third – the player has the same amount of points as Kaprizov, however he has a bigger number of games played.

Shipachyov, who is currently 32-years-old, has been playing for Dynamo Moscow since 2018. During his first season, the forward managed to set over a dozen club records. Among other things, Shypachyov set the club's record in points during a regular KHL season: in the 2018/19 season, he scored 76 points (21+55), beating the previous record of the Swede player Mattias Weinhandl (60 points in the 2009/10 season).

Recently, playing against Amur Khabarovsk, he became the fastest player in the KHL history, scoring 100 points representing Dynamo Moscow. The forward achieved this title after playing for the club in 93 matches.

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