Kaspars Daugavins, the powerful Latvian forward who traded Dynamo for Torpedo earlier this season, played his part in downing his former club here. He got his team’s second goal, completing Torpedo’s recovery after giving up an early goal to Alexei Tereshchenko.
Another former Dynamo man, Nikita Dvurechensky, also scored in regulation for Torpedo but the teams were tied at 2-2 thanks to Daniil Tarasov’s long-awaited first KHL goal. The 24-year-old has featured in 26 games for the Blue-and-Whites after returning from North America, but only today opened his goalscoring account.
That was to little avail, though: Sergei Kostitsyn scored in overtime to give Torpedo the victory and avenge a shoot-out loss earlier in the season.
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