Salavat Yulaev shrugged off its recent indifferent form to beat Metallurg Magnitogorsk after a dramatic finish in Ufa.
The home team looked to be home and dry when Kirill Koltsov added to Denis Tolpeko’s second-period marker to give a two-goal cushion with 12 minutes to play.
But Jan Kovar made it 2-1 in the 57th minute, prompting a flurry of late scoring. Denis Bodrov scored an empty-netter as Magnitka went for broke, but even then Oskar Osala had time to reduce the deficit once again with a power play goal. It finished 3-2 as the hooter timed out Magnitogorsk’s chances.
Avangard halts Ak Bars’ run
Avangard ended Ak Bars’ four-game winning streak to strengthen its own grip on second place in the Eastern Conference.
The Omsk team, which had lost its last two games, edged a 3-2 verdict in Saturday’s top KHL clash thanks to a late power play goal from defenseman Nikita Pivtsakin. The winner came with just over two minutes to play when Pivtsakin fired home from the blue line t ...