Macek masterminds gritty win for Avtomobilist. October 4 round-up
Brooks Macek scored two vital goals to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat as Avtomobilist took an overtime verdict at Ak Bars in Tuesday’s big game. Elsewhere, Salavat Yulaev goalie Andrei Kareyev stretched his shut-out streak to 180 minutes in a 5-0 win over Avangard, while Metallurg kept pace with the Eastern leader thanks to a 5-2 win at Traktor. Neftekhimik kept up its winning streak with victory at Barys, Lokomotiv got a rare success at Sibir and struggling Sochi sank Admiral.
Three games, one scoreline. October 3 round-up
All three of Monday’s KHL games with the same scoreline, and each visiting team left with a 3-2 overtime verdict. SKA needed a late goal from Marat Khairullin to complete its fightback at CSKA, before Maxim Groshev decided the day’s big game. Earlier, Dynamo Moscow won at Kunlun Red Star thanks to a Dmitry Rashevsky penalty shot in the extras. Dinamo Minsk snapped its four-game losing streak thanks to Joseph Duszak’s first goal of the season at Torpedo.
KHL returns to Omsk, teen star emerges — the KHL week in review
Avangard played in its home city for the first time in four years as the team returned to Omsk and opened its new arena on Saturday. On the same day, 18-year-old forward Alexander Perevalov made a splash, scoring twice then grabbing a shoot-out winner as Kunlun rallied to beat CSKA.
Salavat Yulaev blanks red-hot offense, Dynamo wins again. October 2
A 4-0 win at Avtomobilist saw one of the KHL’s top scoring teams fail to score as Salavat Yulaev pulled off a big result on the road. Dynamo Moscow posted a fifth straight win after edging Severstal 4-3. There were plenty of goals in Kazakhstan, where Barys got an overtime verdict after a 4-4 tie with Sochi. Vityaz also hit five at Spartak and Neftekhimik got a third straight win as Traktor continues to stumble.
Avangard celebrates Omsk return, Kunlun stuns CSKA again. October 1
The big game of the day was in Omsk, where Avangard played in its home city for the first time since 2018. The Hawks edged a 2-1 verdict against Sibir to complete the festivities. Kunlun Red Star followed up its recent OT win over defending champion CSKA with a shoot-out success engineered by on-loan forward Alexander Perevalov. Ak Bars also had a tough time, recovering from 0-2 to beat Amur in overtime. SKA eased to a 5-1 win in Minsk.
Lowly Neftekhimik stuns in-form Magnitka. September 30 round-up
There were goals galore in Magnitogorsk as Neftekhimik shocked Metallurg with a 6-5 win. Lokomotiv and Severstal also played out an entertaining game, with the Railwaymen getting a 5-3 verdict. Spartak rallied from 0-3 to beat Torpedo, Salavat Yulaev blanked Traktor and there was a shoot-out win for Vityaz at home to Admiral.
Avto scores five on Ak Bars, O’Dell hits four for Dynamo. September 29
Avtomobilist won the day’s big game, defeating Ak Bars 5-2 in Yekaterinburg. Eric O’Dell had the best individual performance, scoring four in Dynamo’s 5-0 win over Amur. Defending champion CSKA suffered a loss at home to Sibir, with the visitor taking a 3-1 verdict as the Muscovites struggled to turn territorial advantage into goals.
Ak Bars wins Green Derby, Sushko hits a hat-trick. September 27 round-up
The big game of the day saw Ak Bars win 3-0 at Salavat Yulaev in the season’s first Green Derby. Kirill Petrov scored twice in that game, but he was outdone by Dynamo’s Maxim Sushko. The Belarusian, who had not previously found the net this season, potted a hat-trick to defeat Avangard. Elsewhere, Neftekhimik won for the first time this season, and Scott Wilson’s double helped Vityaz snap a six-game losing streak.
CSKA wins derby thriller, SKA and Magnitka stay on top. September 26
Moscow’s first derby of the season did not disappoint: a fight, a late tying goal and an overtime winner ended up with CSKA edging Spartak 3-2. The conference leaders both won, with Metallurg beating Dinamo Minsk 4-1 before SKA downed Torpedo 3-0. Sergei Shirokov’s 200th KHL goal helped Avtomobilist to a 6-1 win over KRS and there were shoot-out successes on the road for Barys and Admiral.
Four goals for Sharov, power play goals for Ak Bars. September 25 round-up
Alexander Sharov produced the individual performance of the day, scoring four as Sibir edged Vityaz in overtime. Ak Bars finally got a power play goal – and followed it with another almost immediately to recover and beat Traktor. Avangard continued Neftekhimik’s miserable streak, winning 3-2 in Nizhnekamsk to make it 10 straight losses for the home team. Sochi, another struggling team, took Amur to overtime before losing to Vladislav Barulin’s second of the game.
Dynamo ends SKA’s winning start. September 24 round-up
After nine consecutive victories, SKA suffered its first loss of the season. Roman Rotenberg’s men went down in a shoot-out against Dynamo Moscow, which defeated this opponent at the third attempt this season. Elsewhere, Metallurg resumed the lead in the East following a 4-0 win over Kunlun, Salavat Yulaev edged Dinamo Minsk in a shoot-out and there were wins for Lokomotiv and Severstal.
Spartak stuns Ak Bars, Metallurg reaches the top. September 21 round-up
Spartak pulled off a shock 2-0 win in Kazan, gaining swift revenge for its recent home loss to the same opponent and moving to second in the Western Conference. In the East, Metallurg was the big mover, overtaking Avtomobilist after winning at Admiral. Salavat Yulaev also won in the Far East, edging Amur in a shoot-out, while Avangard maintained its recent improvement with victory at Sochi. Torpedo and Lokomotiv both picked up wins.