Konstantin Gorovikov marked his 900th game in the Russian championship with a hat-trick of assists to help Dynamo Moscow to a comfortable win over one of his former clubs, Severstal.
Barely a handful of those games have been played on the same line as Kaspars Daugavins, but the 37-year-old showed his trademark understanding of what his team-mates are doing as the pair exchanged slick passes around the slot before the Latvian put Dynamo ahead.
Within 13 seconds the lead was doubled thanks to a smart one-timer from Maxim Karpov that left Roman Smiryagin bamboozled.
Karpov hit the bar soon after and Severstal was under pressure for much of the first session, despite a breakaway goal from young D-man Zakhar Arzamastsev.
The second period quickly extinguished any hopes of Severstal revival, though. Alexei Tsvetkov converted a penalty shot early on, then Gorovikov got back among the points once more with assists on goals for Maxim Pestushko and Mat Robinson. That took the double world champion to ...