Dinamo Riga squandered a chance to move into the playoff places when it blew a two-goal lead in Moscow. To make matters worse for the Latvians, their former captain Miks Indrasis potted the game-winning goal for Dynamo.
Riga came into the game a point behind eighth-placed HC Sochi. The early signs were promising for the visitor: a power play goal from Brandon McMillan opened the scoring in the 13th minute and Kristaps Zile doubled the lead at the start of the second period.
Moscow hit back late in the middle session when Dmitry Moiseyev reduced the arrears. But the game was won and lost in the space of 30 seconds early in the third. Vladislav Yefremov tied the scores as Michal Cajkovsky got his first point since joining Dynamo last month. Then came Indrasis, sent off to the races by an Artyom Volkov and deking around Mathew Maione before applying the finish. Riga remains outside the playoff places.