Kuznya wins it in OT
Game Recap: Metallurg Nk - SKA
The home side outshot SKA 14-7 in the opening period but couldn't solve opponent's outstanding netminder - Sergei Naumov. However early in the second period Valery Khlebnikov cashed on a rebound of Aelxei Koledaev's point shot to put Metallurg ahead. SKA equalized midway through the period when defenceman Nikolai Syrtsov went to get the puck in the corner of Novokuznetsk's zone and dished a perfect pass in the slot for Alexei Koznev, as SKA captain got his first tally of the season.
In the third period Metallurg's Evgeny Makarov had a great opportunity to give his team so much needed three points. But 17 year old forward missed the net on a break-away.
The game went into overtime and 1:15 into ensuing period captain Sergei Moskalev's goal ended Metallurg's three game winless streak.
-- Max Dostoevsky