Dynamo Moscow climbs to fourth in the Western Conference with an assured 4-1 victory over Traktor.
The Blue and Whites made it two wins in a row thanks largely to a strong show between the piping from back-in-favor goalie Alexander Yeryomenko. He returned after sitting out the last four games and betrayed no sign of the early season wobbles that saw him ship 10 in the first two encounters of the season.
At the other end Maxim Pestushko set the home team on its way with a short-handed goal in the 11th minute before Martins Karsums doubled the lead on the power play early in the second.
It all went wrong for Traktor in the last 10 minutes, with Denis Mosalyov and Kaspars Daugavins scoring in the space of barely a minute before Mosalyov won a penalty shot that was saved by Vladislav Fokin’s pads.
With just 15 seconds left Stanislav Chistov robbed Yeryomenko of a shut-out, but the points were already safe.
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