Avangard Omsk leveled its KHL Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1 in emphatic style with a 5-2 drubbing of Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Czech Forward Roman Cervenka grabbed two, with Igor Volkov and Alexander Frolov also chipping in for the home team to soar to a 4-0 first-period lead Friday.
Yury Alexandrov put Avangard out of sight in the second period with a fifth before Metallurg regrouped to score twice through Dmitry Obukhov and Mikhail Yakubov.
With the result, Avangard avenged a 1-0 overtime defeat to Metallurg on Wednesday to leave the best-of-seven series full of intrigue when it continues Sunday in Magnitogorsk.
"Avangard was much more mobile than we were," Metallurg head coach Fedor Kanareikin told the team's website. "They won the opening period and it was hard to get back into the game, although the second and third period we started to put it together, but the match was over by then."
In Chelyabinsk, Traktor overtook last year's Gagarin Cup beaten finalists Ak Bars Kazan to win 2-1 and take a 2-0 series lead in the other Eastern Conference semifinal.
Traktor struck back through Andrei Popov and promising youngster Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period after Denis Zaripov had put Ak Bars ahead. It was the regular-season champion's second-straight 2-1 comeback victory over Ak Bars, which has the chance to pull back Sunday on home ice in Kazan.
Later Saturday the Western Conference semifinals resume as Dynamo Moscow host Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod and Atlant Moscow Region play SKA St. Petersburg.