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Omsk’s Alexei Cherepanov nets game-winner in 4-3 win over Torpedo Novgorod

New York Rangers 2007 1st Round draft choice Alexei Cherepanov scored the game-winning goal today in the 3rd period of Omsk’s 4-3 win over Torpedo Novgorod. Alexei is off to a great start this season (his 3rd with Omsk), already having scored 6 goals, which is good for 2nd on the team (behind Jaromir Jagr’s KHL-leading 10). In 2006-07, Cherepanov set the rookie goal-scoring record in the then Russian Super League with 18 goals, breaking the record previously held by Pavel Bure. Cherepanov will look to improve on his early-season success when Omsk, who has won six straight games, takes on Atlant Mytischi at home on Friday.