Alexander Radulov notched a ‘Gordie Howe Hat trick’ to inspire CSKA to a 2-1 win over Avtomobilist.
The visitor was leading thanks to Alexander Bumagin’s first-period penalty shot when Radulov got to work. First he supplied an assist on Bogdan Kiselevich’s equalizer, than he got to the slot himself to score with a back-hander off Jan Mursak’s pass.
Finally in the third he got into a fight with Andrei Antonov to complete a busy evening.
SKA stomps Salavat Yulaev
There’s no sign of the SKA bandwagon slowing down in St. Petersburg, and Vyacheslav Bykov enjoyed a crushing 7-2 victory against his former club.
Although Salavat Yulaev has been going well in the Eastern Conference it had no answer to a powerful offensive display from the hosts.
SKA had seven different goal-scorers, with top striker Ilya Kovalchuk unusually failing to add to his goal tally. The star did have two assists though, while Artemy Panarin put up a hat-trick of passes on the night.