Jakub Petruzalek and Petr Vrana put themselves out in front in the goalscoring charts and Amur returned to the top of the KHL table - but it was Torpedo how left Khabarovsk with the win, which happened to be sixth successive triumph for Nizhny Novgorod side. Matt Ellison’s another decisive penalty gave the visitors a shoot-out success and left the Canadian with 2+0 for the game after he had scored during the 4-4 tie in regulation time. Amur’s in-form Czech duo had another good game: Vrana managed 2+1 to go to 25 points for the season, two behind Petruzalek, who finished with 1+0. Torpedo’s Dmitry Makarov finished with 1+1, as did home defenseman Mikko Maenpaa.
Penalty trouble undermined Dynamo Moscow away to Metallurg Novokuznetsk before eventually the Blue-and-White edged a shoot-out win. Twice the visitors took the lead, and twice they were pegged back by the home powerplay as the game was tied 2-2. Denis Kokarev opened the scoring, converting a penalty after he was fouled by Mikhail Kuklev on 10:52. But Kuklev redeemed himself during his team’s first powerplay, firing home from the blue line on 28:24. Ilya Gorokhov reinstated Dynamo’s lead in similar fashion on 45:51 but within four minutes Randy Robitaille had equalized, lifting the puck over Alexander Yeryomenko after good work from Filipp Metlyuk behind the red line. Come the shoot-out, and Yeryomenko proved unbeatable, while Marek Kvapil got the winner for Dynamo.