Three KHL teams featured in two of Tuesday’s friendly games, 

In Bratislava, Slovan hosted HC Kometa from Brno, just across the Czech border, and the two near-neighbors produced a pulsating clash which the KHL team eventually won via a shootout. Regulation time finished with the scoreboard showing 4-4, after Vaclav Nedorost, Tomas Starosta, Andrej Stastny and Ladislav Nagy had scored for the Slovaks, and then Ziga Jeglic won the decisive duel in the shootout to give Milos Riha’s team its fourth win in four preseason friendlies. 

A little further north, in Finland, Jokerit of Helsinki began its preseason campaign by inflicting a brutal 6-1 defeat on Sibir. Philip Larsen opened the account for Erkka Westerlund’s team as early as the first minute, and Oskari Korpikari, Petteri Wirtanen, Pekka Jormakka, Juhamatti Aaltonen and Canadian forward Brandon Kozun added a goal each. Vitaly Menshikov struck the sole reply from Andrei Skabelka’s Siberians, whose preseason record now stands at one win in three games.

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