The Eastern Conference have won for their third All-Star Game in a row, beating the West by 18-11 in Chelyabinsk, with local boy, Evgeny Kuznetsov, netting four goals and Ilya Kovalchuk adding thee more for the winners.
Ilya Kovalchuk will entertain the Chelyabinsk crowd at this weekend's KHL All-Star game. The New Jersey star forward has decided to stay in Russia at least until Sunday despite an unofficial end to the NHL lockout.
With the NHL lockout over, some of Russia's biggest hockey stars are to return overseas soon. But Malkin, Ovechkin, Kovalchuk and Datsyuk still produced key performances for their teams in the KHL this week.