Torpedo clawed back a two-goal deficit to snap Lokomotiv’s seven-game winning streak. Two goals from Vladimir Galuzin proved decisive in the overtime win in Friday’s only KHL game.
However, it all looked very different early on. Loko enjoyed much the better of the first period and took the lead in the 18th minute when Andrei Loktionov won a face-off and Danil Yurtaikin fired home from the top of the circle. Early in the second period, Maxim Osipov doubled the lead with a power play goal but soon afterwards Lokomotiv lost Grigory Denisenko when the youngster was ejected from the game for a tripping offense.
Torpedo responded shortly after the midway stage when Andrew Calof reduced the arrears. Galuzin then got his first of the night to tie it up early in the third. Neither team could resolve matters in regulation, although Lokomotiv was consistently more threatening in front of Barry Brust’s net. In overtime, though, Torpedo looked livelier and got its reward when Galuzin potted the game-winner.