It was not, in the end, much of a contest. Traktor had a nice run last season, but they were no match for Dynamo today. Michael Garnett was resolute in goal for the Chelyabinsk boys at the beginning, as his team was outshot 18-3 in the first period but led 1-0. Once he was beaten, however, he was beaten often, and the final was an entirely deserved 5-1 for Dynamo (the final shot total was 39-20). Leo Komarov and Sergei Soin had a goal and an assist each for the Muscovites.
It may not have been a riveting back-and-forth battle, but there was some nice play to go with some pretty goals, as Dynamo showed off some deft passing. And so, for the first time this season, we say: "Highlights!":