In 2013 Dynamo became the two-time Gagarin Cup Champion. Only Ak Bars Kazan was able to defend this title.
Before the season Dynamo lost forward Leonid Komarov who was the real soul of our team. After first KHL success Alexei Kudashov and Andrei Skopintsev decided to retire.
Due to roster talks, Dynamo became stronger team. The first months of the season we played with two real stars Alexander Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom who joined our team due to lockout in NHL. They moved back after New Year but contributed in our success. Dynamo again became third team at the West.
Blue-Whites did not find problems in first two round sweeping Slovan Bratislava and beating CSKA Moscow. In conference finals we met again with SKA Saint Petersburg. The year before the series ended with 4-0 score, that time we needed six games to move forward. In finals Dynamo faced with main sensation Traktor Chelyabinsk. In overtime of sixth game Alexei Tsvetkov clinched the title for our team.