Metallurg Magnitogorsk had to come back from 2-4 down to claim an overtime win against Avtomobilist.
Two goals from Alexei Mikhnov had helped Avto into a strong position by the end of the second period, but Jan Kovar and Danis Zaripov hauled the home team level – Zaripov tying it up on 57:40 to take it to overtime.
Francis Pare got the decider during the extra five minutes, and Metallurg was finally rewarded for outshooting its opponent 53-25 over the course of the game.
SKA edges HC Sochi
League leader SKA defeated newcomer HC Sochi – but the gap between the teams in the league table was not reflected by the 2-1 scoreline.
SKA’s second-line trio of Viktor Tikhonov (1+1), Evgeny Dadonov (1+1) and Artemy Panarin (0+2) built the platform for SKA’s win in the first period, but after that strong start the league leader ran into difficulties.
Ryan Whitney pulled one back for Sochi – his second goal since arriving in Russia – and young goalie Evgeny Ivannikov wa ...