Sergei Mozyakin: another goal, another record for Magnitka’s phenomenon. January 19 round-up19 January 2017, 22:36
Defending champion Dynamo Moscow strengthened its position on top of the KHL table with a second win in two days at Luzhniki, beating Amur Khabarovsk 4-1 to make it eight straight wins in a run dating back to Sep. 26.
All the goals came in the second period, with two in a minute setting Dynamo on its way around the 23-minute mark. Captain Yury Babenko put Dynamo in front, presented with the simplest of finishes by Ilya Gorokhov’s pass from the right. Within a minute it was 2-0 as Roman Derlyuk found the unguarded corner of Alexei Murygin’s goal through a crowd of players. Denis Tolpeko made it 3-0 before a powerplay goal from Juha-Pekka Hytonen reduced the deficit and Dmitry Shitikov hit the post on a breakaway, raising Amur hopes. But Marek Kvapil’s riser from long range quickly extinguished any prospect of a fightback and ensured the third session would be a procession.