Kunlun won its fourth game in a row – matching the club’s best ever sequence in the KHL – and moved to within one point of the playoff places in the East. For Dinamo, though, life remains difficult with the team rooted to the foot of the KHL table, a point adrift of Dinamo Minsk.
The Dragons made a quick start in this game as Ryan Sproul launched a counterattack that ended with Ethan Werek opening the scoring. Midway through the first period, Adam Cracknell doubled the lead after pressuring the home defense into an error. Kristaps Sotnieks pulled a goal back late in the first period but there was no way back for the Latvians.
The home team had the better of the second period but found Simon Hrubec in fine form in the Red Star net. And in the third, the visitor did a good job of closing out the game, adding a third through Lucas Lockhart with 10 minutes to play after an error from goalie Alexander Salak.