On Thursday, Severstal claimed their first victory of the 2019 Nikolai Puchkov Memorial Tournament, defeating Avangard Omsk 2:1 in overtime at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
Denis Zernov initially gave Avangard the lead, but after Igor Geraskin equalised, German Grachyov scored the winner in the ensuing overtime period.
Avangard - Severstal - 1:2 OT (1:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:1)
1:0 Zernov (Shirokov), 07.23
1:1 Geraskin (Vovchenko, Khabarov), 20.19
1:2 Grachyov (Morozov), 62.20
Goalkeepers: Sudnitsin - Khakimov