Shaone Morrisonn got his first KHL goal to hand Spartak an overtime win over Severstal in Moscow. The experienced former NHL man scored on 61:53 to send the points Spartak’s way following a 2-2 tie. Earlier Alexander Ryazantsev posted 1+1 as Severstal scored two quick goals in the second period to take the lead, but Andrei Shefer leveled it early in the third.
Igor Mirnov hit a game-winning hat-trick as SalavatYulaev coasted to a 5-2 win over NeftekhimikNizhnekamsk. Mirnov’s treble also took him to the top of the KHL’s goalscoring charts, where his seven goals put him in a tie with Lev’s Erik Christensen and Vityaz’s Alexander Korolyuk. Salavat celebrated a second successive win, despite another goal for Neftekhimik’s recent signing Nail Yakupov.
Dinamo’s delayed delight
A late equalizer from Nikita Dvurechensky saw Vityaz Chekhov force overtime at Dinamo Riga after a 1-1 tie. The goals both came late – Mathieu Carle opened the scoring in the 51st minute of a tense encounter in Latvia, before Dvurechenskyleveled. But Dinamo still claimed the win thanks to Martins Karsums in overtime.