Dynamo Moscow 3
Traktor Chelyabinsk 1
Maxim Karpov put Dynamo up against his former club in the ninth minute, scoring with a one-timer after finding plenty of space in the slot. Then Maxim Pestushko doubled the lead when he converted Alexei Tereshchenko’s well-timed pass.
But Traktor hit back on the power play thanks to Deron Quint in the 36th minute to keep the outcome in doubt until the end as the visitor had the better of the play in the third period. Denis Kokarev’s empty-netter finally confirmed Dynamo’s win as the Moscow team moves up to fourth in the Western Conference.
Sateri stars again
Vityaz Podolsk 1
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 0
Vityaz goalie Harri Sateri produced another fine display to help his team claim a narrow victory. After making more than 40 saves to deny Jokerit at the weekend he had 37 stops for his shut-out at home to Neftekhimik on Thursday. Perhaps the biggest of these came right at the end as the Finn padded away an Andrei Stas effort in the final seconds.
That was enough to ensure Mario Kempe’s goal decided the outcome. The Swede scored early in the third, shrugging off the attentions of Igor Polygalov to put away the rebound from Nikita Vyglazov’s shot.