Two goals apiece for Kaspars Daugavins and Denis Kokarev helped Dynamo Moscow to an entertaining 5-3 home win over Torpedo.
The game was settled early in the third as Dynamo stretched its 3-2 lead with two goals in a minute. Daugavins made it 4-2 with a well-placed shot before Kokarev’s pace saw him race clear to put the game beyond Torpedo.
Previously Dynamo had twice got in front only for the visitor to hit back quickly: Kokarev opened the scoring deep in the first but Juuso Heitanen responded before the intermission, then Janne Jalasvaara’s goal was quickly cancelled out by Wojtek Wolski. But Daugavins made it 3-2 in the 36th minute and Torpedo ran out of answers.
Impressive Ak Bars spikes Jokerit’s guns
Eastern Conference leader Ak Bars travelled to Helsinki and ended Jokerit’s seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 verdict.
It took a strong defensive display to neutralize one of the liveliest offenses in the KHL, with Anders Nilsson in particularly impressive for ...