Medvescak enjoyed an early Christmas present with a comfortable home win over Neftekhimik to snap a four-game losing streak. However the visitor saw its own winless run stretch to four following a 3-5 reverse in Zagreb.
After three home losses in a row Edwin Hedberg’s early goal did much to calm nerves among the home team and Ville Leino doubled the lead on a power play midway through the first period. Eric Beaudouin made it 3-0 early in the second.
Neftekhimik got on the scoresheet thanks to Igor Polygalov and Andrei Ivanov, but Mark Flood and Patrick Bjorkstrand ensured that Medvescak was never seriously troubled despite a late shorthanded goal from Maxim Rybin.
Moses is the main man
KHL top scorer Steve Moses was on the mark once again, scoring twice to help Jokerit to a 3-1 victory over Dinamo Riga.
Moses opened the scoring on a power play after just 86 seconds, but it didn’t take long for Dinamo to tie it up thanks to Gunars Skvorcovs. However, expectations of ...