Steve Moses scored his 24th of the season to move to the top of the KHL goalscoring chart and lift Jokerit to a 2-1 victory at Ak Bars.
The defeat means Ak Bars failed to move clear of Avangard at the top of the Eastern Conference. Jokerit remains third in the West.
Magnitka gets past Dinamo
Metallurg Magnitogorsk edged out Dinamo Riga – but only after withstanding a strong fightback from the Latvians.
Kovar stretched the lead to 4-1 40 seconds after the restart and it seemed that the defending champion was on course for a comfortable win.
Suddenly it was anyone’s game, but Chris Lee’s strike early in the third period gave Magnitka a slender advantage that it held to the end.
SKA breezes past Avtomobilist
SKA strolled to a 5-1 win at Avtomobilist thanks to a quick start in Yekaterinburg.
There were just 55 seconds on the clock when Vadim Shipachyov went one-on-one with goalie Jakub Kovar, only to be hooked back by Alexei Simakov; from the resultant penalty shot Shipachyov opened the scoring.
Sergei Mozyakin: another goal, another record for Magnitka’s phenomenon. January 19 round-up 19 January 2017, 22:36