Dinamo was unable to build on its victory over Kunlun Red Star, slumping to a heavy loss in Moscow. Dmitrij Jaskin’s hat-trick took this game away from the Latvians and made back-to-back wins for the Muscovites after Monday’s assured performance at home to Neftekhimik.
Jaskin’s first contribution to the game was in a supporting role, though. The Czech international got an assist as Vadim Shipachyov opened the scoring in the eighth minute. Soon after, Dynamo’s first line swapped roles as Jaskin scored his first of the night.
Riga briefly threatened to make a game of it when Zack Mitchell scored midway through the second period, but once Jaskin redirected a Michal Cajkovsky shot into the net for a power play goal, the visitor’s hopes were all but extinguished.
Penalty trouble in the third killed Riga off. Moscow got a 5-on-3 advantage for a full two minutes, and turned it into two goals. Jaskin completed his hat-trick then Andrei Mironov made it 5-1 25 seconds later. Yegor Bryzgalov completed the rout late on.