Linus Videll’s goals have propelled Riga right into the thick of the race for the playoffs – and tonight’s overtime winner could have a huge say in whether the Latvians make it over the line.
The Swedish forward has overcome several injury niggles to record his most productive KHL campaign and he got the winner here 27 seconds into the extras. Mathew Maione’s solo rush ended at the pads of Julius Hudacek, but Videll was following up to stuff home the rebound and clinch the win.
Earlier, Martins Dzierkals put Riga ahead seconds before the first intermission. Spartak then dominated the middle session and drew level on a goal from Anton Zlobin midway through the game. Dinamo had the better of the third period but could not force a winner until Videll settled the issue.