Dinamo’s recent revival – back-to-back wins, back-to-back shut-outs – came to a juddering halt against a Jokerit team that has developed a liking for the Latvians this season. The two meetings in Helsinki saw the Finns score 12 goals; tonight, they added another seven, with hat-tricks for Peter Regin and Niklas Jensen.

Regin is clearly enjoying 2020 so far. He began with two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win at home to SKA, and today he added three more goals. The Jokerit captain opened the scoring and added goals three and six of the night. His fellow Dane, Jensen, was also in fine form, getting the second, fourth and fifth. Sami Lepisto added a seventh on the power play in the 35th minute.

It was hard on young Dinamo goalie Janis Voris. After a 1-0 victory over Barys last time out, he was hailed as a hero and nominated as the KHL’s rookie of the (admittedly truncated) week. Today, nothing went right. He allowed seven goals from 26 shots before he was replaced by Reinis Liepins at the start of the third period. The 18-year-old made his KHL debut in an impossible situation but let nobody down, stopping all 10 of the shots that he faced.


Dinamo Riga Jokerit
2 minBerzins Daniels
0:1Regin Peter
06:48Grant Alex, Joensuu Jesse
0:2Jensen Niklas
07:30Loov Viktor, Kontiola Petri
0:3Regin Peter
09:38Lepisto Sami, O'Neill Brian
0:4Jensen Niklas
14:35Lehtonen Mikko, Lepisto Sami
2 minMoses Steve
2 minLehtonen Mikko
Dinamo Riga Jokerit
2 minBartulis Oskars
2 minBerzins Daniels
0:5Jensen Niklas
27:18Lehtonen Mikko, Grant Alex
0:6Regin Peter
31:21Moses Steve, O'Neill Brian
0:7Lepisto Sami
34:17Kontiola Petri, Lehtonen Mikko
2 minNorman John
Dinamo Riga Jokerit
2 minMamcics Roberts
2 minSotnieks Kristaps
2 minNorman John
2 minOksanen Ahti
  • 06:48 0:1 Regin Peter (Grant Alex, Joensuu Jesse)
  • 07:30 0:2 Jensen Niklas (Loov Viktor, Kontiola Petri)
  • 09:38 0:3 Regin Peter (Lepisto Sami, O'Neill Brian)
  • 11:21 2 min Moses Steve (Hooking)
  • 13:48 2 min Berzins Daniels (Tripping)
  • 14:35 0:4 Jensen Niklas (Lehtonen Mikko, Lepisto Sami)
  • 16:08 2 min Lehtonen Mikko (Tripping)
  • 27:18 0:5 Jensen Niklas (Lehtonen Mikko, Grant Alex)
  • 31:06 2 min Bartulis Oskars (Tripping)
  • 31:21 0:6 Regin Peter (Moses Steve, O'Neill Brian)
  • 34:08 2 min Berzins Daniels (Tripping)
  • 34:17 0:7 Lepisto Sami (Kontiola Petri, Lehtonen Mikko)
  • 38:50 2 min Norman John (Tripping)
  • 52:15 2 min Mamcics Roberts (Slashing)
  • 59:51 2 min Sotnieks Kristaps (Roughing)
  • 59:51 2 min Oksanen Ahti (Roughing)