MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – HC Dinamo Minsk ended a five-game skid with a 5-3 victory over HC Sochi in a home match of the KHL regular season on 18 October, BelTA has learned.
The Sochi team opened the scoring just nine seconds into the game. The visitor's lead lasted 32 seconds as Valentin Demchenko tied the game almost immediately. Pavel Varfolomeyev stepped up for the penalty shot and beat Maxim Tretiak to give Dinamo the lead midway through the period.
In the second period the teams traded two goals each, with Roman Gorbunov and Nick Merkley scoring for the Bisons.
Vladimir Alistrov's empty-net goal sealed the win in the final stanza.
Craig Woodcroft's men rose to the ninth spot in the West, two points away from the playoff zone. The Bisons will be back in action against HC Lokomotiv at Minsk Arena on 22 October.
Photos by Sergei Sheleg