Dinamo Riga became the first visiting team to win at Dynamo Moscow’s new home – and kept up its record as the Muscovites’ bogey team this season.
This was the Latvians’ third win against the Blue-and-Whites; Dynamo has won seven of its last nine with both losses coming against Riga. The result lifts Girts Ankipans’ team level on points with eighth-placed Vityaz as the playoff race intensifies.
The visitor left it late, though. Alexei Pepelyayev’s 22nd-minute goal put the host in front with Aslan Raisov getting his second assist in his second KHL appearance. That lead lasted until deep into the third period before Linus Videll set up Lauris Darzins for the tying goal in the 55thminute. Darzins became the first opposition player to score on Dynamo here and when Riga got a power play in overtime, Andris Dzerins potted the winner.