Metallurg Magnitogorsk hammered Traktor 6-1 to romp to success in the South Ural derby – and established several landmarks along the way.
Danis Zaripov was at the heart of two: he made his 900th appearance at the top level of Russian hockey and celebrated with 1+3. His 14th-minute assist on Viktor Antipin’s opener, coming on a 5v3 power play, was his 200th in the KHL. Before the hooter he scored off a Sergei Mozyakin pass and returned the favor early in the second for Magnitka’s captain to score on another power play.
The home team’s fourth goal was another notable moment. Maxim Yakutsenya, a former Traktor player, scored to claim his 200th KHL career point.
Zaripov had a further assist on Chris Lee’s goal and Evgeny Timkin wrapped up the home scoring, but there was still time for Deron Quint to get a late consolation goal – and bring up his 100th KHL point in his third season in the competition.
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