CSKA goalie Kevin Lalande made his first appearance for the club against his former team Dinamo Minsk – and celebrated with a shut-out as the Army Men won 2-0.
Alexander Radulov opened the scoring in the first minute but Dinamo didn’t roll over and it wasn’t until Stephane da Costa scored late in the second that the home team could feel comfortable.
Lalande made 15 saves, CSKA remains just three points behind their Army comrades from Petersburg.
Perfect 10 for SKA
10 games, 10 wins and all of them in regulation time. SKA continued its perfect start to the season with a 7-1 win over Vityaz.
Evgeny Dadonov fired a hat-trick in the last 10 minutes to ensure SKA reached its 10-game milestone with an emphatic triumph but while the final scoreline was decisive SKA found, not for the first time this season, that it took some time to subdue an obdurate opponent.
Only a quick-fire pair of goals at the start of the third finally gave Vyacheslav Bykov’s team some b ...