Spartak Moscow 4
Dinamo Minsk 3 (OT)
A dramatic finish saw Spartak claim victory on its return to KHL action. Casey Wellman’s over time effort snapped a 3-3 tie, but earlier Igor Radulov was the hero for the Red-and-Whites as he tied the game with just two minutes to play.
Earlier in the game Spartak had twice led through Maxim Potapov, but with a little over three minutes left Matt Ellison stunned the crowd at Moscow’s Luzhniki Arena by putting Dinamo ahead for the first time.
However, most of the 7,800 fans in Spartak’s new home went home happy thanks to Alexander Mereskin’s work on the slot to tee up Radulov’s equalizer and Wellman’s lightning break down the left to snatch the winner.
Special teams too strong for Salavat
Avangard Omsk 4
Salavat Yulaev Ufa 2
Avangard’s power play clicked into gear to turn around an early deficit and get Evgeny Kornoukhov off to a winning start as he takes on responsibility for the senior team in Omsk.
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