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 American forward scored in the ninth minute, profiting from a rare stumble in possession by defenseman Konstantin Korneyev to get one-on-one with Anders Nilsson and fire home.
That goal put him out in front of Barys’ Nigel Dawes in the scoring race and gave Jokerit a 2-0 advantage on the night after Niklas Hagman’s power play goal gave the Finns the lead a minute earlier.
Ak Bars battled back hard but after Ilya Nikulin reduced the deficit with a one-timer off Justin Azevedo’s pass the home team couldn’t find a way to tie the game.
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.
The home side took ...