Army Men rally to down Ak Bars
CSKA Moscow 4 Ak Bars Kazan 2
CSKA made it three wins in a row after a fightback in the final stanza saw off Ak Bars.
Trailing 2-1 after 40 minutes, the Army Men turned it around thanks to an equalizing goal from Kirill Petrov followed soon after by Denis Denisov’s game winner.
The defenseman, who had already contributed an assist on Petrov’s goal, scored on the power play in the 48th minute. He met Igor Ozhiganov’s pass with a powerful one-timer that left goalie Emil Garipov clutching at thin air as Jonas Enlund provided the screen. An empty-net goal from Ivan Telegin wrapped up the game for CSKA while Ak Bars continued its frustrating start to the season.
That put smiles back on home faces, but earlier the CSKA fans had to endure some anxious moments. Last time out, Ak Bars set a KHL record by scoring four times off a single power play after giving up an early goal in St. Petersburg. So when Bogdan Kiselevich took a 5+20 penalty for slashing at Anton G ...