As in Moscow, so in Petersburg. Here, too, there was a clash between a leader and a struggler and once again the game went to form.

True, Riga produced some stiff resistance early on. The first period saw the visitor stifle the game, smother SKA’s offense and even created slightly more of the few chances on offer. But SKA’s power proved too much. The second period was one-way traffic, with Dinamo holding on until Jori Lehtera’s 35th minute goal broke the deadlock. Lehtera joined Vladimir Tkachyov on an odd-man rush and finished off his team-mate’s pass to open the scoring.

Tkachyov then scored himself on the power play midway through the third. The goal came just one second after the end of a 5-on-3 advantage, and Dinamo was still recovering from the blow when Evgeny Ketov went clean through with only Janis Voris to beat and made it 3-0 13 seconds later.

SKA St.Petersburg Dinamo Riga
2 minMorozov Ivan
2 min 
17:36Too many players on the ice
2 minAshton Carter
SKA St.Petersburg Dinamo Riga
1:0Lehtera Jori
34:09Ozhiganov Igor, Tkachyov Vladimir E.
2 minBerglund Kristofer
SKA St.Petersburg Dinamo Riga
2:0Tkachyov Vladimir E.
51:38Bengtsson Lukas, Tokranov Vasily
3:0Ketov Evgeny
51:51Belov Anton, Karpov Maxim A.
2 minKablukov Ilya
2 minBatnja Oskars
2 minAlisauskas Nerijus
51:03Throwing the puck outside the playing area
  • 00:25 2 min Ashton Carter (Tripping)
  • 12:48 2 min Morozov Ivan (Hooking)
  • 17:36 2 min   (Too many players on the ice)
  • 22:53 2 min Berglund Kristofer (High-sticking)
  • 34:09 1:0 Lehtera Jori (Ozhiganov Igor, Tkachyov Vladimir E.)
  • 42:16 2 min Kablukov Ilya (Interference)
  • 49:37 2 min Batnja Oskars (Tripping)
  • 51:03 2 min Alisauskas Nerijus (Throwing the puck outside the playing area)
  • 51:38 2:0 Tkachyov Vladimir E. (Bengtsson Lukas, Tokranov Vasily)
  • 51:51 3:0 Ketov Evgeny (Belov Anton, Karpov Maxim A.)