Magnitka's winning beginning; Admiral blockades Barys. August 12 preseason round-up14 August 2017, 15:00
Severstal’s slow start to the season is now well and truly forgotten after the Cherepovets team won its third game in a row.
Atlant’s Mikhail Glulkhov got the first of them, pulling it back to 2-3 midway through the game, but Buchnevich had the final word, extracting maximum punishment for Vladimir Malevich’s hooking offense with 10 minutes to play.
The Army Men stretched a winning streak to three games and were rarely troubled in Bratislava after Jan Mursak opened the scoring on 14 minutes. Andrei Stas doubled the lead midway through the second and despite Michal Vondrka pulling one back there was no respite for Slovan. Igor Grigorenko added a further goal and an assist in the third to complete the scoring.
Slovan won its first four games of the season but has now lost its last four games.