Two players set new KHL records for speedy scoring in Monday’s games in Siberia.
Yury Trubachyov of Severstal was the first to show, scoring twice in the space of eight seconds in the first period of the game at Metallurg Novokuznetsk. That set his team on its way to a 7-3 and condemned Metallurg to yet another heavy home defeat.
But his feat was trumped a few minutes later in Novosibirsk, where Torpedo’s Polish forward Wojtek Wolski blasted a hat-trick in just 106 seconds. He struck at the start of the second period, chasing starting goalie Mikko Koskinen from the game and wiping out Konstantin Alexeyev’s opener for Sibir. This game was closer, but Torpedo held on for a 3-2 win.
Army clubs march on
CSKA briefly climbed to the top of the KHL table with a 2-1 victory at Amur, while forward Stephane da Costa moved to equal second in the goalscoring charts with his 11th and 12th strikes of the season.
But the Moscow team’s army comrades SKA quickly matched that 39-poi ...