Dynamo Moscow has failed to prevent Traktor Chelyabinsk from climbing on top of the KHL standings.
The Siberian club, which has never been among the leaders of Russian hockey, is showing impressive form under coach Valery Belousov this season, collecting their seventh win in a row.
The outcome of the tight game in Moscow was decided by a powerplay goal from Jan Bulis in the first period.
The final score was settled seconds before the siren when Vladimir Antipov sent the puck into Dynamo’s empty net, 2-0.
The win propelled Traktor to the top of the KHL standings, with 28 points after 13 matches.
They are followed in the standings by another surprise squad, Amur Khabarovsk, who are two points behind.