Mat Robinson, playing his second game after returning from injury, picked up four points (2+2) as Dynamo Moscow won 7-3 at Avangard.
Robinson opened the scoring in the eighth minute during a strong start from the visitor, and soon afterwards Raimo Summanen called a time out to steady his team's ship. That worked until midway through the second period when Maxim Pestushko and Alexei Tsvetkov scored twice in a minute to stretch the lead to 3-0.
Vladimir Pervushin finally got Avangard on the scoreboard, only for Robinson to assist on a rare goal for Nikolai Zherdev. The third period saw Kaspars Daugavins score two more for Dynamo before Robinson got an empty-netter to complete his personal account for the evening.
Earlier, though, Sibir had opened up a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Jonas Enlund and Sergei Shumakov in the second period. However Traktor hit back through Alexei Kruchinin and Anton Glinkin to tie the game at 2-2.
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