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Ovechkin tops Datsyuk in KHL thriller (VIDEO)

Published time: December 10, 2012 12:16
Edited time: December 10, 2012 16:16

Dynamo's player Aleksandr Ovechkin (L) shakes hands with CSKA's Pavel Datsyuk (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenko)

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Pavel Datsyuk inspired a mighty comeback by CSKA, which still wasn’t enough to overcome Aleksandr Ovechkin and his league-leading Dynamo Moscow in the biggest encounter on Game Week 13 in the KHL.

­Datsyuk and Ovechkin went face to face for the first time in the Kontinental Hockey League on Friday.  

And half-way through the first period, it was Alex the Gre8, who opened for Dynamo with a booming slapshot, 0-1.

And by the middle of the second, the Blue-and-Whites have added four more, with Marek Kvapil giving the visitors a 0-5 lead.

But it's far from over if you have a magician on your roster as Datsyuk fired the Armymen up for a comeback with a masterpiece of a goal.

Mikhail Grabovsky and Aleksandr Radulov added two more for CSKA before Datsyuk got a second to make it 4-5 three minutes from time.  

CSKA fell one step short of producing a miracle, but Nicklas Backstrom clinched an empty-netter to grant Dynamo a hard-fought 4-6 win.

Evgeny Malkin also displayed great form in KHL’s Game Week 13, bagging a goal and three assists in Metallurg Marnitogorsk’s 7-4 thrashing of Spartak Moscow.

And Ilya Kovalchuk gave SKA an overtime win against Atlant Moscow region, escaping one-on-one with the goalie after a pass from Kevin Dallman, 4-3.

Aleksandr Korolyuk scored his 200th goal in the Russian league as his Vityaz side beat Barys 5-3 on the road.

Click the VIDEO to see all the goals as well the fistfight, involving prominent tough-guys Jon Mirasty and Trevor Gillies.

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