Dinamo get only one point in KHL's opening home series


Dinamo get only one point in KHL's opening home series

HC Dinamo Minsk lost in overtime to CSKA Moscow with a score of 1:2 (0:0, 1:0, 0:1, 0:1).

In the final match of the first home series of the new KHL season the Minskers had to solve a difficult task: restrain CSKA Moscow - one of the leaders of the championship and the finalist of the playoffs of last season.

After two defeats in regular time at Jokerit and (1:6) and Vityaz (0:1) Gordy Dwyer's Dinamo were determined to please the fans.

The Moscow club had already played three matches against strong clubs: St. Petersburg's SKA, Yaroslavl's Lokomotiv and Moscow's Dinamo. Such a schedule affected the guests' performance.

In the first period CSKA did not create serious threats against Dinamo. Minskers, despite the absence of the leading defendseman Vladimir Denisov, tried to play without mistakes.

Dinamo's Marc-André Gragnani intercepted the puck in the middle and passed to Justin Fontaine who confidently outplayed the CSKA goalie, sending the puck under the opponent - 1:0.

In the third period, when the score was 1:0, Dinamo missed an excellent opportunity to increase the advantage. The Minsk team did not use the man advantage, and soon the guests countered at high speed and equalized.

In the overtime, CSKA's forward Andrei Svetlakov finally made it 2:1.

The Bison finished the home series with one points in three games. Then they play away, the nearest games being against Slovan on August 30 and Moscow's Spartak on September 2.