- Published: Friday, 30 January 2015 22:04
There’s no sign of CSKA letting up and coasting through the final weeks of the regular season. The Army Men overwhelmed Barys 5-1 in Astana to further stretch the lead at the top of the KHL table. It didn’t take long for CSKA to seize the initiative: after 10 minutes of sparring Maxim Mamin put the visitor up and Sergei Andronov made it 2 - in the 15 minute. Second-period goals from Stephane da Costa – who also picked up two assists on the nigh – Nikita Zaitsev and Roman Lyubimov put the issue beyond doubt. Mike Lundin pulled one back early in the third period, but it was a token effort in a game long since decided.