Shinkar came out big at the clutch time
Game Recap: Amur - Severstal

Martin Brochu defends his net with help from Alex Yudin (44) - Photo (C)  NOV.20 -- It's tough to win hockey games when five of your top 6 forwards are out. Maxim Spiridonov, Alexei Badyukov, Vadim Pokotilo, Vladimir Averkin and Anatoly Ustyugov were all out with injuries, as Amur conceded its fifth straight loss (third in a row at home) against Severstal, 3-4, this afternoon.

Sidelined players combined for 44% of Amur's goals for the season. However led by experienced Sergei Krivokrasov Khabarovsk still managed to slide three pucks behind former Hab Martin Brochu.

Brochu managed 22 saves in his RSL debut, but despite winning Canadian goalie put together rather a shaky performance.

Another former NHLer Chris Wells made his debut for Khabarovsk. Wells begun the game centering Amur's top line along side Dmitry Tarasov and Krivokrasov. However giant Wells was as impressive, as he ever got throughout his NHL career.

Toronto Maple Leafs' prospect Alexander Shinkar got the game winner three minutes into the final period. Shinkar stepped in the slot from the side of the net and poked the disk past Alex Westlund for his third goal of the season.

Alexander Kalyuzhny, Yuri Trubachev and Vasily Turkovsky also scored for Cherepovets.

Mikhail Pereyaslov and Krivokrasov scored power play tallies for the home side. Blackhawks prospect Oleg Minakov added Amur's third tally on a briliant solo effort.

-- Max Dostoevsky