Metallurg Novokuznetsk hit five goals in the third period to overturn a 0-3 deficit and stun CSKA in Moscow. It seemed like plain sailing for the hosts when Alexander Radulov got the third in the 39th minute, but as in Prague on Monday, Metallurg dug deep to produce a fine fight-back. Once again, Randy Robitaille was in the thick of the action: following his equalizer last time he got the game winner on 58:49.
SKA stopped by Latvians
Dinamo Riga grabbed a dramatic – yet deserved – winner with eight seconds left in St. Petersburg thanks to Miks Indrasis. The Latvians – bottom of the Western Conference going into the game – also scored eight seconds into the clash, with Indrasis on the mark at the beginning as well as the end. SKA retrieved a 1-3 first-period deficit, but went down 3-4.
Magnitka maintains its form
Metallurg Magnitogorsk kept up its fine form, beating Severstal Cherepovets 5-2. Enver Lisin was the key man, scoring twice, while Evgeny Malkin had three assists. Magnitka has won its last three, and taken at least a point from its last nine outings since a surprise 4-1 defeat in Novokuznetsk on October 6.
Nail looks sharp
Nail Yakupov scored twice for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in a 4-2 win over Torpedo – and the young forward took his goal tally to 10 in 13 games since switching Canada for Tatarstan. Moreover, Neftekhimik has won all but one of the games in which he’s scored, making him one of the most effective signings of the lock-out period. For Torpedo, Alexander Syomin got the opener.
Around the league
Konstantin Volkov returned 2+1 in Dynamo Moscow’s 4-2 win over Donbass Donetsk, a result which keeps the defending champion on top of the table.
Denis Parshin scored twice for Salavat Yulaev in a 5-3 home win against struggling Atlant. Salavat now has three straight wins , while the Moscow Region team has lost nine in a row.
Two goals for Alexander Perezhogin helped Avangard Omsk to a 5-3 win at Barys Astana. Avangard now has eight wins out of its last nine.
Two goals from Tomas Surovy helped the lions of Lev roar once again with a 5-2 win over Amur Khabarovsk. The Czech side recorded its first win in nine attempts with Surovy’s second period pair tipping the balance.
Artyom Anisimov got the winner for Lokomotiv at Ak Bars with exactly one minute left to play in Kazan. The Yaroslavl side took a 2-1 verdict.
On Tuesday night, Slovan Bratislava made it two wins in 24 hours with a 6-2 success at home to Sibir.