Zbynek Irgl and Jakub Petruzalek have been key players this season for Dinamo Minsk and Amur Khabarovsk respectively - but it was Irgl who came out on top in the Far East on Friday. Neither found the mark as the teams shared six goals in regulation time, but the post-game shoot-out became a duel between the duo. Ultimately it was Petruzalek who blinked first when his third attempt was saved by Kevin Lalande to give Minsk the win. The visitors had Teemu Laine to thank for forcing overtime - his goal on 43:05 tied an entertaining game at 3-3.
A goal and an assist in the final period for Vladimir Tarasenko was enough to steer Sibir to a 4-2 win at home to Lev Poprad. The Novosibirsk team settled the game thanks to Tarasenko, who made it 3-2 on 52:58 before setting up Maxim Krivonozhkin for a fourth on 55:45.
Simon strikes again
Metallurg Novokuznetsk won its second game in three days, and Chris Simon was again on the scoresheet in a 2-1 verdict over CSKA. The Moscow side saw Sergei Shirokov on the mark, but couldn't recover Alexander Bumagin's winning goal.