Denis Parshin inspired a dramatic recovery for Avangard to help salvage a point against Salavat Yulaev, but it wasn’t enough for the Omsk team to win the game.
The Eastern Conference high flyer seemed to be down and out when it trailed 1-4 just after halfway, but Parshin scored two goals late in the second period to reignite his team’s chances.
Then the forward provided an assist, breaking up an attack in his own zone and launching a shorthanded counter that ended with Denis Kulyash making it 4-4 with just 41 seconds left to play and Avangard a man down until right before the hooter.
The change in momentum wasn’t enough to deny Salavat Yulaev, though. Avangard was thrown on to the back foot in overtime when Alexander Perezhogin was sin-binned, and even when back to full strength the visitor remained on top and was rewarded by a fine individual goal from Denis Tolpeko to seal the win.
Earlier Vladimir Sobotka had given Avangard the perfect start with a goal after just 33 seconds, but S ...