Loko halts Avangard’s winning run
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 3 Avangard Omsk 2 (OT)
Avangard suffered its first defeat of the season as Fyodor Kanareikin’s team hit the road for the first time.
Yegor Korshkov got the decisive goal on 63:18, an unassisted goal after he stripped an Avangard man of the puck on his own blue and skated up the ice to beat Dominik Furch. That came seconds after Denis Parshin almost carved out a similar opportunity, only for Patrik Hersley to get back and make the vital challenge.
That was Hersley’s second big contribution of the night: the Swedish D-man also got Loko’s second goal, a power play effort to make it 2-1 in the 47th minute. But it wasn’t enough to win the game outright as Alexander Perezhogin, ever reliable on offense for Avangard, tied it up in the 59th minute.
Earlier the teams played out a goalless first period before trading goals in the middle session. Alexander Kucheryavenko put Avangard up in the 21st minute; Loko levelled with another power play ...