Dinamo’s bright start to the season hit an abrupt bump as freescoring Barys came to Latvia. The Kazakh team tends to bring goals at both ends of the ice but hit top form in the first period here to settle the outcome inside 20 minutes.

The visitor banged in five unanswered goals, starting with a Patrice Cormier effort in the first minute and quickly followed by a power play marker from Kevin Dallman. Nikita Mikhailis made it 3-0 in the 13th minute and Dinamo replaced starting goalie Timur Bilyalov with Kristers Gudlevskis. It took less than a minute for the new man to be beaten, with Curtis Valk assisting Darren Dietz for the 4-0 goal before adding a marker of his own late in the frame.

It could only get better for Dinamo and the second period was far more satisfactory from a home perspective. The game was gone, but power play goals from Matias Myttynen and Mathew Maione, both assisted by the KHL’s leading scoring, Linus Videll, at least offered some sign of respectability. But there was nothing more for the host. The third period saw Cormier get his second and Andre Petersson add a seventh either side of Kevin Clark’s power play tally for Dinamo.