Slegr brilliant in debut
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NOV.14 -- It didn't take Jiri Slegr much time to become a fan favorite in Omsk. In his first RSL game 31-year old rearguard amazed Avangard supporters - scoring a goal, adding an assist and providing solid effort in defensive end, as his new team beat Amur Khabarovsk 5-2.

Slegr's countryman Tomas Vlasak had two goals and a helper, while Pavel Patera also scored and assisted. Meantime, Avangard's head coach Ivan Hlinka had to sit Martin Prochazka, as RSL allows only three foreigners per team to be dressed in a game.

"I'm glad to fare well in my first game. I was mentally and physically prepared," - said Slegr, who hasn't played a game since the ninth of October.

The visitors were the ones to open scoring. Avangard's Dmitry Ryabykin broke his stick in cleaning attempt giving the puck away to Dmitry Tarasov, who scored after a nifty give-and-go with Vadim Pokotilo.

But than Slegr took the maters into his hands. At 12:17 Czech rearguard sent Alex Kharitonov on a breakaway. Printsized speedster beat Amur's goalie Alex Westlund between his pads. Six minutes later Slegr's scored off the face-off beating Westlund with a powerful point shot.

Vlasak and Patera teared up Amur's defence in the final period scoring two of their three goals short-handed. Vlasak's second tally came into the open net, as Amur's head coach Andrei Pyatanov took Westlund out in favor of an extra skater. Seconds prior to it, Pokotilo scored Amur's second tally.

Note: After studying video replay of Amur's second goal RHI took an assist away from defender Oleg Vevcherenko and awarded it to Sergei Krivokrasov.

In MOSCOW, at the Luzhniki Minor Sports Arena, Alexander Semak scored on penalty shot at 1:34 of the overtime to give Dynamo a 3-2 victory over Salavat Yulaev. Dallas' prospect Alex Tereschenko continued his hot streak with a goal and an assists... Salavat Yulaev's newcomer, Flyers' Konstantin Baranov skated on the top line with Andrei Samokhvalov and Vitaly Karamnov.

In NOVOSIBIRSK, Sabres' Artyom Kryukov was a healthy scratch while his new team Sibir defeated Soviet Wings 3-2. Oilers' Alexei Mikhnov scored his third goal of the season and assisted on Pavel Agarkov's game winner.

-- Max Dostoevsky

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