Alexander Radulov notched a ‘Gordie Howe Hat trick’ to inspire CSKA to a 2-1 win over Avtomobilist.
The visitor was leading thanks to Alexander Bumagin’s first-period penalty shot when Radulov got to work. First he supplied an assist on Bogdan Kiselevich’s equalizer, than he got to the slot himself to score with a back-hander off Jan Mursak’s pass.
Finally in the third he got into a fight with Andrei Antonov to complete a busy evening.
SKA stomps Salavat Yulaev
There’s no sign of the SKA bandwagon slowing down in St. Petersburg, and Vyacheslav Bykov enjoyed a crushing 7-2 victory against his former club.
Although Salavat Yulaev has been going well in the Eastern Conference it had no answer to a powerful offensive display from the hosts.
SKA had seven different goal-scorers, with top striker Ilya Kovalchuk unusually failing to add to his goal tally. The star did have two assists though, while Artemy Panarin put up a hat-trick of passes on the night.
Dynamo recovers to down Sibir
Alexei Tereshchenko led the way as Dynamo Moscow recovered from a bad start to win 5-3 at Sibir.
The home team scored twice in 20 seconds in the first period, putting the pressure firmly on Dynamo. After a time-out Tereshchenko got his first of the evening, but Renat Mamashev reinstated the two-goal lead early in the second.
But after that it was all Dynamo. Denis Kokarev pulled one back and Andrei Mironov tied it up in short order, prompting a Sibir time-out. The pause, however, helped Tereshchenko once again – he was the next scorer to give the Blue-and-Whites the lead for the first time.
Kaspars Daugavins finished it off with an empty-netter to take the points back to Moscow.
Around the league
Two days after leading Ak Bars to victory at CSKA, Janne Pesonen did it again with a late goal to snatch a 2-1 win at Severstal. All the scoring came in the third: Artyom Lukoyanov put Ak Bars in front before Nikolai Stasenko briefly brought the Steelmen level.
Danis Zaripov’s wait for his 150th KHL goal continues after Metallurg Magnitogorsk lost in a shoot-out at Torpedo. Oskar Osala put the visitor ahead but Vyacheslav Kulyomin tied it up and Nikita Filatov got the winner.
Denis Parshin scored a penalty shot with three seconds remaining, but Avangard still lost at Dinamo Riga. Parshin tied the game at 2-2 after Dinamo had led 2-0, but Mikelis Redlihs gave the home side the verdict in the shoot-out.