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Datsyuk leads CSKA to Army Derby win (VIDEO)

Published time: January 04, 2013 14:58
Edited time: January 04, 2013 18:58

CSKA player Pavel Datsyuk in the regular season Kontinental Hockey League match. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko)

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CSKA Moscow topped SKA Saint Petersburg in KHL biggest game of the week, while Alex Ovechkin’s Dynamo slipped to second in the league following two defeats in a row.

­Pavel Datsyuk discovered a new side of himself in the game at SKA after the match started off with his clean body check on one of KHL's giants, Evgeny Artyukhin.

And 10 minutes after the opener, SKA opened through Petr Prucha on a powerplay.

CSKA tied up moments before the second intermission after Aleksandr Radulov dangled through the home side's defense and fed Datsyuk, who netted his 10th goal of the season.

In overtime, with just six seconds to go and a shootout looking inevitable, Radulov and Grabovsky snatched victory for the Muscovites, 1-2.

SKA scored only once in their next game as well, although this time it was enough to win, as Ilya Kovalchuk made Slovan pay for their mistakes, 1-0.

Another man in the spotlight in that game was Vladimir Mihalik, who brought two SKA players down to the ice with a single check.

It also wasn't the best of weeks for Gagarin Cup holders Dynamo Moscow on home ice.

The Blue-and-Whites needed shootouts to overcome Slovan on Wednesday, and were upset by Lev 2-4 on Friday to see SKA holds its KHL standing.

Click the VIDEO for the best goals, checks and saves from the last seven days of action the Kontinental Hockey League.