One week after CSKA beat HC Sochi 6-2 in Moscow the teams met beside the Black Sea – and produced the exact same scoreline.
Two first-period goals from Alexander Radulov set the tone this time, and three assists from Stephane da Costa means the Frenchman is keeping pace with his team-mate on 26 points for the season, one behind the league’s top scorer Ilya Kovalchuk.
Igor Ignatushkin reduced the deficit to 2-1 with the only goal of the second period, but CSKA romped away in the third. Nikita Zaitsev got a power play goal in the first minute and Igor Volkov quickly stretched the lead to 4-1. Jan Mursak’s penalty shot and a Radulov - da Costa combination to set up Igor Grigorenko completed CSKA’s scoring; former Army Man Oleg Saprykin got a last minute consolation for Sochi.
A tale of two goalies
At one end of the ice Vitaly Koval made 29 saves and claimed his third shut-out of the season for Salavat Yulaev. At the other, Rafael Khakimov saved two penalty shots for ...