There was no quick revenge for Lev Prague as the Czech side went down to a second defeat against CSKA Moscow in the space of a week. The Army Men won 3-0 in Moscow last Friday, and followed that up with a 3-2 triumph in Prague. As in the previous encounter, CSKA took control in the second period thanks to goals from Alexei Marchenko and Mikhail Grabovsky.
But this time, Lev put up a stronger fight, with ex-CSKA man Tomas Surovy pulling one back only for Igor Radulov to reply immediately. Surovy struck once more, to set up a tense finale, but the away team held out for the remaining two minutes to inflict a seventh successive defeat on Lev.
Morozov hands Ak Bars the win
Alexei Morozov’s shoot-out winner settled an entertaining game in Khabarovsk. Ak Bars took the win, but only after hosts Amur forced a 2-2 tie in regulation. All the scoring came in the first session, and mostly on the powerplay, with Jarkko Immonen putting the Kazan side ahead on 2:06, and Kirill Petrov leveled it 11 seconds before the first siren. In between Amur grabbed two powerplay goals in the space of 90 seconds in a first period where it fired 21 shots on Konstantin Barulin’s goal.
Around the league
A day after downing Magnitka in overtime, Donbass shot down Traktor following a 2-2 tie in Donetsk. American defenseman Clay Wilson got both Donbass goals in regulation, but it was Fredrick Pettersson who got the key goal in the shoot-out.