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Tuesday’s only game involving KHL teams ended in a convincing victory for Spartak as the Red-and-Whites reversed a three-game pre-season skid.

Spartak Moscow 6 Vityaz Moscow Region 1 (2-0, 2-0, 2-1)

The home coaching staff went with a new first line of Sergei Shirokov, Jori Lehtera and Emil Pettersson, with the Sweden starting as a center but then moving into a wide role. On the second line, Gleb Shashkov centered Dmitry Kugryshev and Alexander Khokhlachyov.

Photo: 17.08.21. Friendly match. Spartak (Moscow) - Vityaz (Moscow Region)

Vityaz has alternated wins and losses this summer and came into the game with something close to a full-strength line-up. There are high hopes for the Niko Ojamaki — Miro Aaltonen — Miks Indrasis line, but neither they nor their team-mates achieved much in this game. Spartak took the initiative from the start and quickly opened the scoring through Alexander Avtsin. A point shot from Dmitry Vishnevsky extended the lead before the first intermission.

The middle frame was more even, but Vityaz was unable to reduce the deficit and fell further behind when that first line combined to set up defenseman Tim Heed for a third goal. Kugryshev converted a Shashkov pass to make it four just before the hooter. Avtsin and Vishnevsky added their second goals of the game in the third, but Yegor Voronkov got Vityaz on the scoreboard to rob Alexei Krasikov of a shut-out.

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