Zinetula Bilyaletdinov was behind the bench for the 800th time in Russian domestic competition as Ak Bars entertained Avtomobilist.
But the visitors were in no mood to allow the much-titled head coach an easy evening to mark his milestone.
For two periods the teams were deadlocked – former Ak Bars man Jakub Petruzalek cancelling out Artyom Lukoyanov’s opening during the first period – and the shot count was leaning toward the visitor.
Even Ak Bars’ winner came on a lightning response after goalie Anders Nilsson stopped Anatoly Golyshev’s dangerous breakaway. A single pass from blue line to blue line by Kirill Petrov picked out Oscar Moller and his wrist shot from the edge of the circle ripped past Jakub Kovar to give Bilyaletdinov’s team the win.
Osipov opens his Dynamo account
Alexander Osipov picked the perfect moment to get his first goal for Dynamo Moscow, grabbing an overtime winner to see off brave HC Sochi at Luzhniki.
The goal was created by Kaspar ...