Dinamo Riga face Dinamo Minsk 1:-3 and lose important points – SKA has to score without a goal and a point on the ice for the first time after 60 minutes.
In the West Conference, Dinamo Riga suffered a bitter defeat at Dinamo Minsk in the fight for the play-offs. The Belarusians, who have been out of the playoff race since Thursday, celebrated a 3-1 win against Riga. The Latvians went through Brandon McMillan’s lead in the 23rd minute with a power play goal, but at Minsk Patrick Wiercioch became the match winner. First, the 28-year-old defender equalized in the 39th minute. After Teemu Pulkkinen drove calmly from the own third in the 47th minute in front of the Riga goal and defeated with a remarkable shot Kristers Gudlevskis, it was again Wiercioch used in the 59th minute a double superior to 3-1.
Riga is stuck with six games before the end of the basic round at 54 points in 9th place. The eight-placed from Sochi holds with a game less at 56 counter.
However, forward to place 8 will be more and more difficult for Dinamo Riga, as Vityaz scored at least one point in the East Conference Leader Avtomobilist with a 1-2 penalty shoot-out. The advantage of Podolsk on the ninth Riga are already six points.
Dinamo Minsk vs Dinamo Riga 3-1 (0-0, 1-1, 2-0)
Sibir surprisingly won the home game against SKA St.Petersburg 1-0. Shane Prince was the gold goal scorer for Sibir in the fifth minute of play. Besides Prince, goalkeeper Alexei Krasikov was more than responsible for the victory. The 23-year-old also celebrated his third season shutout with 36 saves. SKA, on the other hand, had to leave the ice after 60 minutes without a goal scored and without a point with this 0-1 defeat for the first time in the current season. St.Petersburg also conceded a 0-1 defeat to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in October. Since the decision fell but only in overtime.
This caused a change of leadership in the KHL Ranking. Won CSKA Moscow but at Severstal 4-0 and now leads with 92 points and thus a counter more than SKA the league again.
Sibir Novosibirsk vs SKA St. Petersburg 1-0 (1-0, 0-0, 0-0)
Barys Astana vs Jokerit Helsinki 8-2 (1-1, 2-1, 5-0)
Salavat Ufa vs Amur Khabarovsk 3-1 (1-1, 0-0, 2-0)
Chelyabinsk vs Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3-1 2-0, 1-1, 0-0)
Yekaterinenbueg vs Vityaz Podolsk 2-1 OS (1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Cherepovets vs CSKA Moscow 0-4 (0-1, 0-2, 0-1)
Dynamo Moscow vs Admiral Vladivostok 0-3 (0-0, 0-2, 0-1)