Jakub Kovář of Avtomobilist clear the puck in a shoot-out win over his brother – Jan Kovář of Magnitogorsk. Jakub is the older of the two (born in 1988, Jan: 1990). They played together in the 2004/05 season for IHC Pisek (Czech U18), then for the next few years played with different teams in various Czech leagues. Both made the jump to the KHL this season.

Jakub is starting goalie for Avtomobilist (91.9% Sv, 2.50 GAA). Avtomobilist had a bit of a rocky start this season but they’ve won their last six games.

As a first-liner for Magnitogorsk Jan has 30 points in 23 games so far. He is third in scoring behind his line-mates Danis Zaripov (19-17-36) and Sergei Mozyakin (14-22-36).

Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg – Metallurg Magnitogorsk 5:4 SO, 2013/11/01

Magnitogorsk 45 points, 3rd in the East

Avtomobilist 33 points, 7th in the East

The poster reads “Kovář beats Kovář”.


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