Spartak’s imports did the damage as the Red-and-Whites took control of this game in the third period.

The match-up was scoreless through 40 minutes, but Lukas Radil put the visitor ahead with a short-handed goal early in the third. Ben Maxwell converted a power play chance four minutes later before Vyacheslav Leshchenko added a Russian name to the scoring list when he made the game safe in the 49th minute, despite a consolation goal from Nikita Jevpalovs.

It all added up to an unhappy homecoming for Sandis Ozolins and Dinamo. The team came into its first home game of the season with two wins under its belt at Barys and Lada, but failed to continue that form in front of its own fans.