Salavat Yulaev enjoyed a convincing victory against struggling Dinamo, wrapping up its four-game home stand with a morale-boosting success as it continues to battle for a place in the Eastern playoffs. The result lifts Ufa up to sixth in the table and maintains a three-point lead over Admiral in ninth.

The difference between the teams was one of confidence in front of the net. Dinamo, struggling at the foot of the West, matched its host in many areas but was unable to convert its opportunities into goals. Good work from Andrei Kareyev and hesitant finishing cost the visitor.

At the other end, though, Salavat Yulaev had few problems as it ran up five goals without reply. Vladimir Zharkov got things started when the game was just two minutes old and the second period brought a pair of power play goals in quick succession to take the points out of Riga’s reach. Teemu Hartikainen and Eduard Gimatov scored the goals.

In the third, Alexei Kruchinin got his first goal since joining Salavat Yulaev from Traktor last month. And a second goal for Gimatov wrapped up a big win for the home team.

Salavat Yulaev Ufa Dinamo Riga
1:0Zharkov Vladimir
02:03Koledov Pavel, Kadeikin Alexander
2 minGillies Colton
Salavat Yulaev Ufa Dinamo Riga
2:0Hartikainen Teemu
25:43Manninen Sakari, Soshnikov Nikita
3:0Gimatov Eduard
26:46Manninen Sakari, Soshnikov Nikita
2 minKartayev Vladislav
2 minPanin Grigory
39:30Holding the stick
2 minMaione Mathew
2 minTrastasenkovs Antons
Salavat Yulaev Ufa Dinamo Riga
4:0Kruchinin Alexei
45:30Khokhryakov Pyotr, Burmistrov Alexander O.
5:0Gimatov Eduard
48:22Kadeikin Alexander, Bashkirov Danil
2 minPanin Grigory
39:30Holding the stick
5 minKadeikin Alexander
20 minKadeikin Alexander
55:26Game misconduct penalty
  • 02:03 1:0 Zharkov Vladimir (Koledov Pavel, Kadeikin Alexander)
  • 07:57 2 min Gillies Colton (Holding)
  • 25:15 2 min Maione Mathew (Hooking)
  • 25:43 2:0 Hartikainen Teemu (Manninen Sakari, Soshnikov Nikita)
  • 26:03 2 min Trastasenkovs Antons (Holding)
  • 26:46 3:0 Gimatov Eduard (Manninen Sakari, Soshnikov Nikita)
  • 28:51 2 min Kartayev Vladislav (Slashing)
  • 39:30 2 min Panin Grigory (Holding the stick)
  • 45:30 4:0 Kruchinin Alexei (Khokhryakov Pyotr, Burmistrov Alexander O.)
  • 48:22 5:0 Gimatov Eduard (Kadeikin Alexander, Bashkirov Danil)
  • 55:26 5 min Kadeikin Alexander (Elbowing)
  • 55:26 20 min Kadeikin Alexander (Game misconduct penalty)