Second-tier side Yenisey Krasnoyarsk have stunned the holders and two times former Russian Champions Rubin, to go through to the Last 16 of the Russian Cup. Meanwhile, Moscow derby between Torpedo and Dynamo was marred by major unrest.
This week Lokomotiv Yaroslavl will play their first KHL game since the plane crash which killed the entire team a year ago. Evgeny Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk have organized an event aimed to commemorate the players and support their families.
Anzhi Makhachkala are unlikely to play their European games at Moscow’s Lokomotiv arena after their latest Europa League match was marred by provocations from the local fans and clashes after the final whistles.