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NHL's No. 1 pick shining in KHL

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08:23 AM ET 10.04 | Welcome to the KHL, Nail Yakupov. [Yakupov] scored two goals and the winning penalty shot in a match-winning display as Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk grabbed a surprise 3-2 win on the road at SKA St. Petersburg on Wednesday. In a match where all the goals were scored by NHL lockout signings, Edmonton Oilers forward Yakupov's first KHL goal canceled out St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko's first-period opener for SKA. Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils gave SKA a 2-1 lead with 1 minute 30 seconds left of the first period, but Yakupov leveled the score again ten minutes into the third to send the game to scoreless overtime. After 30 penalty shots, Yakupov beat SKA's NHL goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to give Neftekhimik the win.

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October 4, 2012  08:58 AM ET

I actually saw these high lights on the To***to Sports Network.

That's just freakin' sad. :-(

October 4, 2012  09:04 AM ET

30 penalty shots????

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October 4, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

30 penalty shots????

Well check out who's in goal.



I'm betting MAF was in the other net. ;-)

October 4, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

30 penalty shots????

Something got lost in translation.

October 4, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Something got lost in translation.

Ummmm.....Scarlett Johansson.

October 4, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Every bit of this makes me feel dirty...not in the good way.

October 4, 2012  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Every bit of this makes me feel dirty...not in the good way.

but sometimes its good........

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October 4, 2012  04:18 PM ET

Yakupov's first KHL goal canceled out forward Vladimir Tarasenko's first-period opener for SKA. Ilya Kovalchuk gave SKA a 2-1 lead ... Yakupov leveled the score again ten minutes into the third"

At least the Russians are scoring.

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