HC Sochi got its first ever KHL victory with a 2-1 success at Dinamo Riga.
After a scoreless first period Mikhail Anisin scored his first goal of the season to put Sochi in front midway through the second.
Martins Cipulis tied it up for Dinamo early in the third, but in 48th minute Andre Peterson got the game winner. He battled around the back to tee up Cory Emmerton in the slot, and when Emmerton’s shot was blocked Peterson was on hand to fire in the rebound.
Paigin stars for Ak Bars
19-year-old defenseman Ziyat Paigin got his first ever KHL goal to set Ak Bars on the road to a comeback win at home to Slovan.
Slovan suffered its first loss of the season, but once again produced a performance that suggests this year’s team is a cut above last season’s strugglers.
The visitors from Bratislava had opened up a 2-0 lead around the 10-minute mark through Ladislav Nagy’s fifth goal of the season and Matt Murley’s first since moving from Zagreb.
But Paigin pulled ...