Alexander Radulov, back from a one-game suspension, wasted little time in posting his 300th assist in KHL hockey and helped long-serving strike partner Igor Grigorenko to four goals in an 8-2 home win over Severstal.
The enforced rest obviously agreed with Radulov who returned to action with a commanding display, posting 1+5 as CSKA piled up a second big win in three days after thrashing Salavat Yulaev 7-0 on Friday.
Just two-and-a-half minutes into the game Radulov collected a Sergei Andronov pass, took around the net and saw his effort on the wraparound rebound kindly for Grigorenko to open the scoring.
The home team was also in devastating form on the power play and the same trio combined once again to double the lead in the sixth minute. Radulov’s shot was blocked and Grigorenko was the man on the spot to press home the first numerical advantage of the evening.
But just when it looked like becoming a long night for Severstal, David Ullstrom scored from close range, capitalizing ...