Dynamo Moscow picked up its third win of the season against SKA – but had to rely on a game-winning performance from goalie Alexander Yeryomenko as the visitor dominated for much of the evening.
Yeryomenko made 41 saves to help his team to a 2-1 victory; at the other end Mikko Koskinen faced just 18 efforts as Dynamo’s offense was limited to occasional counter-attacks for long periods.
But a goal from Gleb Koryagin put Dynamo 2-1 up with barely six minutes left thanks to great work from Maxim Karpov. The young forward jinked his way toward Koskinen’s net and as the Finnish goalie anticipated a shot, Karpov intelligently pushed the puck back for Koryagin to fire gleefully into a gaping target.
That was the home team’s second power play goal of an evening in which it struggled to make any headway when the teams were at equal strength, but managed to exact maximum punishment for SKA’s two infractions.
For much of this game it was a battle between Dynamo goalie Yeryomenko and SKA’s o ...