CSKA defeated Ak Bars in Friday’s big game, while league leader Avtomobilist got past Dinamo Minsk to stay out in front. At the foot of the table, Slovan won 3-1 against Neftekhimik to record back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two months. Jokerit earned a tight verdict over Sochi but Dinamo Riga stumbled at home with a shoot-out loss against Torpedo. There was plenty of action in Ufa: five goals, three fights and a comfortable home win for Salavat Yulaev. Dynamo Moscow moves up to fifth in the West after Dmitry Kagarlitsky inspired a comeback victory against his former club, Severstal.