With six games started the 12th KHL season: Dinamo Riga beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 after overtime – SKA wins in Magnitogorsk
The better start had Riga but Spartak could survive the initial momentum of the Latvians. However, the Spartans had after a double exclusion in a 3-vs-5-Power-Play. Dinamo Riga takes advantage of this and Berglund scored the 1-0 (12.). It got harder and Gimayev take a fight with Rylov. Both had to go to the penalty box for four minutes.
After the first break, it remained a battle-oriented game, and Riga came back to two power Palys in a row. But they manage no goal. Shortly after halftime of the second period, Spartak succeeds in equalizing. In a power play for Spartak, of all things, the Latvian Karsums scored the 1-1 (32.). A few minutes later there were again two power play for Riga, and again no goal succeeds.
In the third period, the game neutralized, both teams sought the decision. But neither Riga’s Gudlevskis, who had a very good day, and Bespalov could be defeated. It was followed by the over-time. The extension lasted only 47 seconds as Ashton scored the goal to win 2-1. This will enable the Latvians to make a start on their own.
Dinamo Riga vs Spartak Moscow 2-1 OT (1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0)
Magnitogorsk vs SKA St. Petersburg 1-3 (0-1, 1-1, 0-1)
Traktor Chelyabinsk vs Vityaz Podolsk (2-4 (1-1, 1-1, 0-2)
Avtomobilst vs Cherepovets 3-2 PT (0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0)
Dinamo Minsk vs Nizekamsk 2-4 (0-1, 2-1, 0-2)
Dynamo Moscow vs Novgorod 3-2 (2-1, 1-0, 0-1)