All four KHL quarterfinal series were in action on Wednesday, offering everything from a last-minute comeback in Kazan to an embarrassing blowout in Moscow.
AK Bars vs. Avangard
Avangard Omsk battled back to tie the game at two with just four seconds remaining in regulation, but after ten minutes of overtime came and went, AK Bars proved better one-on-one and evened their quarterfinal series at a game apiece with a 2-1 shootout victory. Jaromir Jagr assisted on Anton Belov’s goal in the final minute of the second period and finished the game a +1 in 20:49 of ice time, second in forwards to Jakub Klepis, who added two assists of his own. Alexei Morozov scored twice in the shootout to win it for the home team. The series continues in Omsk on Friday.
1-0 0:14 Danis Zaripov
1-1 39:28 Anton Belov (Jaromir Jagr, Jakub Klepis)
2-1 46:24 Alexei Morozov (Danis Zaripov, Tony Mortensson)
2-2 59:56 Dmitry Vlasenkov (Jakub Klepis)
Lokomotiv 3 vs. Spartak 1
Spartak Moscow got on the board first, but Lokomotiv Yaroslavl answered three times in just over ten minutes in the second to win 3-1 and take a one game lead in the five game series. Former Ranger prospect Ivan Baranka was pointless and a -2 in 20:28 of ice time. Game two is set for Thursday in Yaroslavl.
0-1 21:37 Stefan Ruzicka (Alexander Drozdetsky, Dmitry Tarasov)
1-1 25:48 Konstantin Rudenko (Dmitry Semin)
2-1 31:05 Zbenik Irgl (Alexei Yashin, Joseph Vasicek)
3-1 36:08 Ivan Tkachenko (Vitaly Vishnevsky, Konstantin Rudenko)
CSKA 0 vs. Dynamo 7
Holy blowout, Batman! Dynamo puts up a 7-spot against Moscow rival CSKA, including five goals in nine minutes in the second. Gatineau, Quebec native Eric Landry gets the hat trick, Mattias Weinhandl gets a goal to maintain his lead in KHL playoff scoring with 8 points in 5 games, and Dynamo gets its second win on CSKA’s home ice. Dynamo has a chance to put it away at home on Friday.
0-1 18:17 Eric Landry (Maxim Lestushko)
0-2 24:20 Maxim Lestusko (Ivan Neprayev, Dmitry Afanasenkov)
0-3 24:31 Eric Landry (Petr Cajanek)
0-4 29:31 Dmitry Afanasenkov (Ivan Naprayev)
0-5 29:52 Eric Landry (Petr Cajanek)
0-6 33:19 Mattias Weinhandl
0-7 37:51 Alexei Kalyuzhny (Sergei Zinoviev)
Atlant 2 vs. Metallurg 1
Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Andrei Mezin stopped 39 of 41 shots his counterpart in the Atlant Mytishchi net, Ray Emery, stopped 27 of 28 shots through 68:17 of play to lead Atlant to a 2-1 overtime win and a 1-0 lead in the series. Game two goes Thursday.
0-1 14:49 Tomas Rolinek (Jan Marek, Vitaly Atyushov)
1-1 16:54 Alexander Bumagin, Denis Arkhipov)
2-1 68:17 Andrei Zubarev (Leonid Kanareikin)
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