SKA’s early season form continues to send an ominous message to its rivals with Traktor the latest victim. The Petersburg team led 4-0 at the first intermission on its way to a convincing 6-2 triumph.
Once again special teams did the damage: Patrick Thoresen and Roman Cervenka opened up a 2-0 lead with power play goals and the third came on a delayed penalty as Dmitry Kalinin scored. Ilya Kovalchuk added another power play effort as the teams traded four second period goals; Cervenka finished with 1+2 in a 6-2 success.
Debut delight for Sochi
HC Sochi powered to a 6-3 victory as big-time hockey returned to the Olympic city.
Ilya Krikunov was the architect of the team’s win, picking up a goal and two assists as the Leopards overcame Avtomobilist in their first home game.
The home team wasted little time in scoring its first ever KHL goal in the Bolshoy Dome, Krikunov setting up Alexei Krutov’s opener after just 19 seconds. Two minutes later Krikunov repeated the tric ...