Avangard Omsk celebrates,after a bad start, a 4-1 home win against Dinamo Riga – Dynamo Moscow striker Dmitrij Jaskin scored his first double in a 6-3 victory over Avtomobilist.
After a narrow 1-0 win over Amur, Avangard Omsk had to retake the next „mandatory victory“. Was with Dinamo Riga the last placed of the KHL Western Conference of the opponents. The Latvian KHL team took the lead in the 3rd minute through Berzins. Avangard, like last time, was struggling against Amur. Ashton had a chance on the second Riga goal in the 8th minute. In return, Avangard managed to build up pressure for the first time. In the 9th minute the equalizer goal was a bit lucky. A shot from Pyanov was deflected by Bartulis unsustainable for his goalkeeper. Avangard still did not get the game under control and Dzerins checked Bobkov twice in a row.
Avangard started with a powerplay in the middle period and that led, after only 45 seconds, through Klinkhammer to 2-1 lead. Now the home team did a lot easier. After Omsk overcame a power play for Riga in the 25th minute, it was Shumakov, who returned from the penalty box, who started the third goal from Avangard through Valentin Pyanov. Dinamo Goalie Salak remained central and in the 34th minute Koshelev had to beat the Slovak again. Not much happened in the last 20 minutes. In addition to numerous penalties, Shumakov had in the 44th minute still the chance of the fifth Omsk hit but Salak prevented this.
Avangard coach Bob Hartley was pleased after the game: „Riga is a good and hard-working team. The 1-0 has given them a lot of energy. The 2-1 in the second third gave us the momentum and we used that to victory. „
Avangard Omsk vs Dinamo Riga 4-1 (1-1, 3-0, 0-0)
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Spartak Moscow vs Amur Khabarovs 1-2 SO (0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1)
Cherepovets vs Metallurg Magnitogorsk 1-2 (0-1, 1-1, 0-0)
Dynamo Moscow vs Avtomobilist 6-3 (0-2, 2-0, 4-1)