Slovan continues to have the edge over Lev in the battle between the KHL’s Central European rivals. Last season the Bratislava team won three of four games, and it began the 2013-14 battle with a home success.
Tomas Netik was the main man, scoring two in a 5-2 win. His most impressive strike came late in the first period, picking out the corner from a tight angle after Juraj Mikus fizzed a pass along the goal line.
The final two minutes proved lively: Netik and Michel Miklik both scored empty netters, either side of a Lev goal from Michal Birner. The aftermath of that strike, however, proved costly for the Prague team – two players were sin-binned, and there was a further scuffle before the hooter.
Slovan’s slow start to the season now seems to be firmly in the past. Tuesday’s win makes it six victories from seven games.