Andrei Nikolishin tasted victory in the first game of his coaching career, leading Traktor to a 2-1 win over Atlant.
The much-travelled forward, who began his career with Dynamo Moscow and went on to play more than 600 games in the NHL, took the reins of the club he used to captain following the departure of Karri Kivi earlier this week.
Neftekhimik loses lead, wins game
Neftekhimik gave up a 3-0 lead at home to Medvescak, but eventually took the verdict thanks to Tim Stapleton’s shoot-out winner.
Then, with barely 40 seconds left, Mathieu Carle’s slap shot tied it up, salvaging one point for the Croatians.
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Dinamo Minsk powered to a 6-2 win at Ugra. All the scoring came in the first two periods and Jonathan Cheechoo did most of the damage, scoring a hat-trick.