The final game before the international break saw Sibir sign off with a home victory against Slovan.
A goal in each period was enough to see off the challenge of the Slovakian visitor and lift Pavel Zubov’s team into eighth place in the Eastern Conference, narrowly ahead of Traktor.
Andrei Yermakov was the key player for the home team. He began by creating the opportunity for Igor Levitsky to open the scoring in the seventh minute. Patrik Zackrisson doubled the advantage on a power play midway through the game before Konstantin Alexeyev was ejected from the game late in the second period.
That intervention threatened to turn the game around – Marek Viedensky got a goal back on the power play to give Slovan hope – but Yermakov added to his earlier assist with a third Sibir goal on 46 minutes.
The KHL season pauses until Monday, Nov. 13, while the international action takes center stage.