Saturday was a high-scoring day in the KHL – and Lokomotiv was simultaneously a winner and a big loser. The Railwaymen clinched a playoff place following Sochi’s defeat in Kazakhstan, but went down 0-4 at home to CSKA later in the day. Elsewhere, the goals flew in. Avtomobilist won a 10-goal thriller in Minsk, while fans in Latvia saw even more goals as Dinamo tied 6-6 with Dynamo Moscow before succumbing to a Dmitrij Jaskin goal in overtime. Ufa saw two hat-tricks – Nikita Soshnikov and Vasily Tokranov hitting three apiece – as SKA won 5-4 in overtime. Metallurg also had a high-scoring game, edging Jokerit in a shoot-out after a 3-3 tie to secure a vital win in its playoff battle. The race in the East remains tight, with Neftekhimik and Amur very much in contention after defeating Admiral and Torpedo respectively. Kunlun lost ground after suffering a shoot-out loss at Traktor, which is now officially out of contention. And the same is true of Severstal, defeated at Sibir in the opening game of the day.