The Bears return from Moscow with three points, the first three won in the first away game of 2014. They beat Spartak 1:3 in the LD Sokolniki game hall.
The home team was a lot more fierce than the Bears in the first period. The shots on goal ratio was 14:10 in Spartak's favour. In the 9th minute, just as Kyle Klubertanz was finishing up his two-minute penalty, Moscow's players pressed even harder and scored a powerplay goal with the help of Vyacheslav Kozlov.
"This is a big win for us. We needed those three points. We waited, we were patient, and we made it in the end. Our penalty kill was outstanding. Along with the other players who did it really well, Barry Brust was the best in that part of the game", stated Matt Murley.
The Bears sprung to life in the second period, and as soon as they had their first powerplay, they pounced on the opportunity. That happened in the 27th minute when Matt Anderson was sent to the box. Medvescak's special team jumped into action right away, with Mark Popovich passing the puck to Charles Linglet, who then expertly shot it into the net. The puck made it through a tight space between the bar and Glass' shoulder. The tie was almost broken up in the 36th minute when the ref awarded Spartak a penalty shot. Igor Volkov took the shot, but didn't manage to get the puck past Barry Brust.
Medvescak took over the game in the 57th minute with Matt Murley scoring a powerplay goal that brought the score to 1:2, followed by Boyd Kane crowning the match with a goal on an empty net 42 seconds before time was up.