Spartak’s fast start is too much for Dinamo. September 23 round-up

23 September 2018

Spartak travelled to Latvia buoyed by a 6-1 win over Traktor in its previous game and reassured by the fact that, despite Dinamo’s bright start to the season, it had not won against the Red-and-Whites since 2015.

Refereeing Department on September 22 games

23 September 2018

HC Dynamo Moscow – Dinamo Minsk In the 13th minute of the Satursday’s game in Moscow, after an apparent goal scored…

Courage and resilience … and a bitter ending. Avangard Omsk 4 Kunlun Red Star 2

23 September 2018

Few neutral observers would have given Red Star much of a chance before this game. The form-book pointed to a routine home victory, even if there were some signs of promise to be taken from recent games.

Landmark moments for Afinogenov, Omark. September 22 round-up

22 September 2018

Two forwards dominated the day’s play. In Ufa, Linus Omark produced five points, including his 100th KHL goal, as Salavat Yulaev thrashed Barys. In Moscow, Maxim Afinogenov’s first-ever KHL hat-trick helped Dynamo leapfrog Dinamo Minsk at the foot of the Western Conference. Elsewhere, SKA won at Loko, Avangard had too much for Red Star, and Severstal snapped its losing streak with victory over Vityaz.

Avto wins the battle of the leaders. September 21 round-up

21 September 2018

The Conference leaders met in Finland, and Avtomobilist’s Jakub Kovar frustrated Jokerit to help his team to a 3-0 victory. CSKA also enjoyed a shut-out on the road, blanking Amur. Traktor bounced back from two heavy losses to down Sochi in overtime while Torpedo’s young forward Daniil Veryayev scored twice in his team’s 3-2 win over Metallurg. Ak Bars won the Tatarstan derby and Slovan took the verdict in an absorbing encounter in Vladivostok.

Kazakov joins Sibir

21 September 2018

New players for Sibir and Admiral; Salavat Yulaev and Lokomotiv trade defensemen.

Versteeg sinks Sibir, SKA overpowers Dynamo. September 20 round-up

20 September 2018

Kris Versteeg opened his KHL account with two goals as Avangard inflicted a ninth successive loss on Sibir. In Moscow, SKA scored three goals in 203 seconds to send Dynamo to the foot of the Western Conference. There was better news for Dinamo Minsk: an Andrei Kostitsyn hat-trick secured a third win in four games. Lokomotiv edged Vityaz in the day’s other action.

Halfway there. ​Kunlun Red Star 0 CSKA Moscow 3

20 September 2018

After a home loss and a failure to score for the first time this season, it might seem strange to come away from Wednesday’s game with a sense of Red Star’s glass being half full. However, despite the final scoreline, the visit of last season’s runner-up CSKA offered more evidence that the team is moving in the right direction.

Eight straight for Avtomobilist, another drubbing for Traktor. September 19

19 September 2018

A final-period flourish saw Avtomobilist cruise past Sochi to make it eight wins from eight so far this season. Traktor, meanwhile, followed up Monday’s 0-8 loss in Finland with a 1-6 reverse at Spartak. Jokerit was among the goals again, beating Metallurg 5-3 in an entertaining game. The Far Eastern action saw CSKA ease past Red Star after tight wins for Dinamo Riga and Admiral.

Sayustov joins Sibir

19 September 2018

Novosibirsk strengthens their roster, Minsk parts ways with American forward.

SKA smashes Severstal, Dynamo snaps losing streak. September 18 round-up

18 September 2018

Nail Yakupov scored twice as SKA overwhelmed Severstal in Cherepovets. Elsewhere, there was good news for two struggling teams: Dynamo Moscow and Dinamo Minsk got their second wins of the season, defeating Vityaz and Lokomotiv respectively. Ak Bars continues to alternate victories and defeats, winning at Torpedo today after Sunday’s stumble at Barys. The Kazakhs again went the distance but lost to Avangard in a shoot-out after clawing back a 0-3 deficit. And Sibir’s troubles go on – a 1-3 loss in Ufa makes it eight without a win this season.

The Finnish connection. Kunlun Red Sar 4 Slovan Bratislava 3 SO

17 September 2018

A thrilling game against Slovan brought the best out of our guys. Resilience, determination, a never-say-die attitude … and ultimately a first home victory of the season thanks to Brandon Yip’s shoot-out winner. After Sunday’s disappointment against Dinamo Riga, this was the perfect response – a morale-boosting win barely 24 hours later.

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