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Alexei Morozov’s 5 goals lead Ak Bars Kazan over Barys Astana


Alexei Morozov scored 5 goals in Ak Bars Kazan’s 7-0 win over Barys Astana tonight. Morozov, who has led the Russian Super League (now known as the KHL, or Continental Hockey League) in scoring two of the previous three seasons, has now moved into a tie for 2nd in scoring in the KHL with 35 points (20 G, 15 A) in only 20 games. In May, Alexei was a key member of Russia’s Gold-Medal winning team at the 2008 World Championships in Quebec., where he scored 5 goals in 8 games. During his days in the NHL, Morozov was given the nickname “The Devil Killer,” for his success against the New Jersey Devils and Martin Brodeur in particular. Ak Bars Kazan hits the road to take on St. Petersburg on Tuesday.