Skip to main content

Lokomotiv stave off elimination with 3-2 OT win over Atlant in Game 5 of KHL East final

A 3-2 overtime win by Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Thursday gave them their second win in a row, but Atlant Mytishchi still enjoys a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Kontinental League Gagarin Cup Western Conference final.

Lokomotiv overcame a 2-0 deficit at the start of the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime. Ivan Tkachenko scored the game-winner, his second goal of the day, in the 70th minute to keep Lokomotiv’s season alive, to the delight of the sell-out crowd in Yaroslavl. 

Atlant built their lead on goals by Sergei Mozyakin in the 16th minute and Jarslav Obshut in the 22nd minute. Facing a 2-0 deficit as the third period began, Lokomotiv was undaunted, rallying behind goals from Tkachenko in the 51st minute and Alexander Galimov, who converted in the final seconds of regulation as Lokomotiv was on a power play and using an extra skater, having pulled goaltender Alexander Vyukhin at the 58:47 mark.

The KHL Gagarin Cup continues Fridaywith the Game 5 of the Salavat Yulaev-Metallurg Magnitogorsk Eastern Conference final in Ufa. Salavat Yulaev leads the series 3-1. Lokomotiv and Atlant return to action on Saturday in Mytishchi.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_19134211

Taking Stock of the Maple Leafs Roster Battle: Forwards Edition

The Toronto Maple Leafs have some difficult decisions to make up front as they shape their roster ahead of opening night. Whose stock went up, and whose went down?

Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov, John Carlson
Play

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Outlook: Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin is 20 goals away from 800. That's amazing. But as he gets older, who else can support the Washington Capitals and be a worthwhile pickup on your fantasy team?

Kaapo Kahkonen
Play

Fantasy Hockey Head-to-Head: Week 1 Primer

Jason Chen takes you through which players to pick up for the start of the fantasy hockey season.