Dynamo put its disappointing shoot-out defeat to Medvescak firmly behind it with an emphatic 7-2 success over a disjointed Slovan team in Moscow.
In the opening half of the game things could hardly have been easier for the Blue-and-Whites. An error from Martin Stajnoch in the seventh minute presented Konstantin Gorovikov a chance to rush and his feed was converted by Kaspars Daugavins as Jaroslav Janus was slow to get his hand down. Within two minutes Maxim Karpov made it 2-0 with another goal that Janus might have felt he could done more to prevent.
Slovan couldn’t even get going on the power play, failing to roll on offense and losing Stefan Ruzicka on a hooking call that handed the initiative back to the hosts and led to Denis Kokarev making it 3-0. Karpov’s second rounded off an impressive first period with Dynamo 4-0 ahead.
It got worse for the Slovaks early in the second as Alexei Tsvetkov found himself unmolested by any defenseman as he bore down on Janus and beat him high on the st ...