Bottom hosted top in the Western Conference and the game went exactly as the form book suggested. CSKA was on top from start to finish, romping to a convincing victory in Latvia. Impressively, the Army Men scored seven goals from just 22 shots on target as both Ivan Nalimov and Eriks Vitols had a hard time coping with a clinical visiting offense. Dinamo also posted 22 shots on Alexander Sharychenkov, but managed just one goal.

The game was all but decided inside the first 10 minutes as goals from Maxim Shalunov and Sergei Andronov opened a 2-0 lead for the visitor. A CSKA power play added to Dinamo’s woes as John Gilmour took advantage to register his first goal in the KHL.

Early in the second period, the Army Men scored two in quick succession, with Nikita Korostelyov making it 4-0 before Andronov got his second of the game. Daniil Yurtaikin had assists on both the Andronov goals, making it four points in two games for him as he adjusts to life back in the KHL.

Ivan Telegin, a seasoned campaigned for club and country, added a sixth at the start of the third period. Late in the game, there was a special moment for 18-year-old defenseman Daniil Chaika. The youngster marked his return to club action with a goal in his first game since departing for the World Juniors in December.

However, Chaika did not have the final word. Dinamo battled until the end and grabbed a 59th-minute consolation goal through Evgeny Grachyov.

Dinamo Riga CSKA Moscow
2 minDzierkals Martins
0:1Shalunov Maxim
04:16Korostelyov Nikita, Okulov Konstantin
0:2Andronov Sergei
08:04Dahlbeck Klas, Telegin Ivan
0:3Gilmour John
13:46Soshnikov Nikita
Dinamo Riga CSKA Moscow
2 minLipon JC
0:4Korostelyov Nikita
24:12Okulov Konstantin, Shalunov Maxim
0:5Andronov Sergei
25:54Gilmour John, Yurtaikin Danil
2 min
34:20Too many players on the ice
Dinamo Riga CSKA Moscow
1:7Grachyov Evgeny
58:00Lipon JC, Mamcics Roberts
2 minLipon JC
0:6Telegin Ivan
41:56Chmykhov Artyom
0:7Chaika Daniil
54:37Okulov Konstantin
2 minChmykhov Artyom
2 minSorkin Maxim
  • 04:16 0:1 Shalunov Maxim (Korostelyov Nikita, Okulov Konstantin)
  • 08:04 0:2 Andronov Sergei (Dahlbeck Klas, Telegin Ivan)
  • 12:47 2 min Dzierkals Martins (Cross-checking)
  • 13:46 0:3 Gilmour John (Soshnikov Nikita)
  • 20:16 2 min Lipon JC (High-sticking)
  • 24:12 0:4 Korostelyov Nikita (Okulov Konstantin, Shalunov Maxim)
  • 25:54 0:5 Andronov Sergei (Gilmour John, Yurtaikin Danil)
  • 34:20 2 min   (Too many players on the ice)
  • 41:56 0:6 Telegin Ivan (Chmykhov Artyom)
  • 51:34 2 min Chmykhov Artyom (Boarding)
  • 53:18 2 min Lipon JC (Roughing)
  • 53:18 2 min Sorkin Maxim (Roughing)
  • 54:37 0:7 Chaika Daniil (Okulov Konstantin)
  • 58:00 1:7 Grachyov Evgeny (Lipon JC, Mamcics Roberts)