A second-period surge brought Sibir only its second win of the season as Dinamo Riga’s slump continues with a fifth loss in six games
An opening session short on scoring chances saw the home team go in front through a Vladimir Peshekhonov goal, but the middle frame took the game away from Dinamo. Danil Romantsev scored twice in 24 seconds then incoming goalie Maxim Tretyak was beaten by Nikita Mikhailov, allowing a goal from the first shot he faced. Yegor Dugin struck on the power play to make it 5-0 and complete a miserable 20 minutes for the visitor.
The Latvians tried to rally in the final third. Kevin Clark scored two, Mathew Maione added a third when a major penalty for Evgeny Bodrov enabled Dinamo to play a long spell of 6-on-4 hockey. But the fightback ended there and Romantsev had the final say when he completed his hat-trick into an empty net. Sibir remains rooted to the bottom of the KHL table but now has two wins from three.