Dynamo Moscow pulled off an impressive 6-2 win at Amur Khabarovsk in the KHL’s game of the day. The hosts had been the team to beat in October, winning 10 out of 12 games, while Dynamo had lost two of its last three and fallen from the top of the Western Conference table. But it was the visitors who started brightly, and Fillip Novak’s powerplay goal on 13:00 gave them a deserved first period lead.
After the interval the goals came thick and fast: a breathless 80 seconds saw Dynamo’s Artyom Chernov sin-binned, only for Sergei Konkov to get a short-handed goal just nine seconds before Alexander Nikulin made it 1-2 on 29:00. Back at full strength, Dynamo increased the lead on 30:13 through Sergei Soin and although Sergei Plotnikov pulled another one back on 34:31 Chernov and Konstantin Volkov ensured the visitors reached the second interval well on top. Marek Kvapil made it 6-2 on 45:01 as the Moscow team began its Far East tour in fine style.
The late show
It took a shoot-out to separate Sibir and Torpedo after two late goals forced a 3-3 tie. Martin Thornberg thought he’d won it for Torpedo when he put the visitors ahead for the first time on 55:55, but after Sergei Rozin was called for tripping Alexander Chernikov converted the powerplay on 57:51 to extend the evening’s entertainment. The Swede at least left with the lion’s share of the points after Matt Ellison gave Torpedo a shoot-out win. Earlier Artyom Voroshilo and Vyacheslav Belov had given Sibir a 2-0 first period lead, only for Juuso Hietanen to pull one back before Thornberg got his first of the evening on 43:09.