Highlights of the day

Determined victory
Avtomobilist managed to scrape out a victory, despite having fallen behind by two goals during the game. Speaking of which, last season Yekaterinburg were able to save five games in the same position, which they landed in 28 times. Dynamo, meanwhile, found themselves with a two-goal advantage 27 times, and in four cases they let victory slide away. It's also worth noting that Avtomobilist outplayed the white-and-blue twice last season – in both of their meetings.

Figure of the day

Avtomobilist needed just 52 seconds to win in overtime. The second game of the day also ended in extra time, and again, fans didn't have to wait long. Neftekhimik overcame Vityaz after a minute and 28 seconds.

Key players

Kevin Lalande (Vityaz). Had 41 saves and helped his team score its first point in this season's standings.

Sergei Bernatsky (Neftekhimik). Scored the winning goal in overtime.

Denis Sokolov (Avtomobilist). One of two defenseman finishing the game at +2. He also contributed an assist.

Andrei Shepelenko (Avtomobilist). Spent just under 20 minutes on the ice – more than any other forward this game. He shot the winning goal in overtime.

Konstantin Govorikov (Dynamo Moscow, pictured). Scored three points (1+2), putting him in first place in the league.

Alexander Gulyavtsev (Avtomobilist). Had an assist and then scored a goal a minute and a half before the end of the third period, allowing the game to go into overtime.

Quotes of the day

“Our goalie let us down today.” – Oleg Znarok, Dynamo Moscow head coach.

“Today we had a team that wanted to win.” – Evgeny Popikhin, Avtomobilist head coach.

“We expended a lot of energy against Dynamo. By the way, Dynamo also lost today, in Yekaterinburg in overtime.” – Vladimir Krikunov, Neftekhimik head coach.

Alexei Shevchenko, special for khl.ru


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