There were 20 goals in today’s four matches. Lokomotiv celebrates in the first game, after Craig MacTavish, a 4-0 win over Riga – Kazan beat Tractor 6-0 and CSKA wins 5-1 in Helsinki.
Dinamo Riga’s task in today’s game in Yaroslavl did not get any easier thanks to Lokomotiv being sacked yesterday. Riga arrived with three defeats in series. In addition, the 2-3 home defeat on 18.9. was also the last victory of Lokomotiv. Under Sport Manager Alexander Ardashev Lok was having a hard time. Kraskovsky scored the first goal in the 16th minute. Dinamo Riga goalie Gudlevskis did not look very good as he let off an Alexeyev shot too far. In the 29th minute then a decent mess in the Riga defense. So two players failed at the same time on a check to Kovalenko. The remaining four locomotives had a lot of space in the episode and Maxim Osipov took advantage of the 2-0 lead. Five seconds before the second break, Dinamo’s next stop came when Nikolai Kovalenk made it 3-0 for Yaroslavl. In the 46th minute was the fourth Lok win of the season, fixed by the third goal of the season by Stephane Da Costa. The 30-year-old Frenchman meets the skates of Dinamo player Sotnieks for a 4-0 final score.
Lok Yaroslavl vs Dinamo Riga 4-0 (1-0, 2-0, 1-0)
CSKA celebrated a sovereign 5-1 away win at Jokerit Helsinki. CSKA had more of the game from the start of the game and Kirill Kaprizov ensured in the 3.Minute for the quick leadership of the guests. In addition, Jokerit had to accept a goal in the first playful defeat by Konstantin Okulov (15.). Helsinki let go in the start period but three power plays unused. In the 22nd minute, Steve Moses scored the first goal, but again they let go of a passing game twice. In the 35th minute, Alexei Marchenko restored the two-goal lead for CSKA. In the start phase of the last period CSKA made everything clear. After just two minutes Pavel Karnaukhov met and in the 46th minute Linden Vey set the final score 5-1 for the guests from Moscow. For CSKA this was victory number 5 in a row. For Jokerit there was, after the 4-1 win last Lok, immediately a setback. Jokerit Helsinki won only one of the last five matches.
Jokerit Helsinki vs CSKA Moscow 1-5 (0-2, 1-1, 0-2)
Metallurg Magnitogorsk vs Barys Nur-Sultan 1-3 (0-1, 1-0, 0-2)
Tractor Chelyabinsk vs AK Bars Kazan 0-6 (0-4, 0-2, 0-0)