CSKA increased its lead at the top of the KHL table despite being taken to a shoot-out by Torpedo.
Roman Lyubimov scored twice post-game to give CSKA the win and lift Moscow’s Army Men two points clear of their Petersburg rivals ahead of Monday’s eagerly awaited summit clash.
The teams tied 3-3 in regulation, with Wojtek Wolski (1+2) and Jarkko Immonen (1+1) leading the home scoring and Jan Mursak scoring two for CSKA.
Mursak’s second, midway through the third period, put CSKA 3-2 up, but that lead lasted less than two minutes before Wolski helped created Artyom Blazhiyevsky’s equalizer, the 20-year-old’s first ever KHL goal.
CSKA negotiated a penalty on Chad Billins in overtime as the game went to a shoot-out.
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