Oh Bars / Day gives way to Dinamo in a fierce battle


At home, Dinamo gave up Kazan “Ak Bars” 3: 4 (2: 2, 0: 1, 1: 1), which has already secured a place in the playoffs.

Miks Indrašis, Nikolajs Jelisejevs and Roberts Bukarts scored the goal for the homeowners.

Already in the second minute, “Ak Bars” received two minutes for violation of the numerical composition. It only took Indras 14 seconds to push Dinamo under the control of a powerful palm. Two minutes later Mārtiņš Dzierkals received a 2 + 2 minute penalty for a game with a high stick. The guests did not realize the first numerical majority, but in the seventh minute Jānis Vori beat Stefan da Costa from the throw-in.

In the 14th minute of the period, the people of Riga got the opportunity to play in the majority again and again this time they managed to score a goal. Indrašis passed to Jevģēņijs Gračovs in the corner of the square, who passed to the uncovered Jelisejev in front of the goal. The attacker stalked the goalkeeper and sent the puck to the top corner of the goal. They managed to keep the lead until the last minute of the third, because with the third attempt, the rebound was sent by da Costa in the goal of Vora.

In the first five minutes of the second period, “Ak Bars” repeatedly dangerously threatened Vora’s goal, but the puck catcher was not beaten from near or far. The guests also actively played the remaining minutes in the second third, which bore the expected fruit in the 13th minute. In front of the goal, Viktor Tikhonov was the first to bounce off the puck.

Less than six minutes before the end of the second period, small sharps broke out at the Vora goal, as a result of which the Rigans could play in the majority for the next two minutes. This time they failed to use the opportunity in the majority, but Jeliseev earned another numerical majority for his team ten seconds before the end of the period.

The Rigans started the last period with the dominance of one man, but in most of them they did not manage to score the third goal. After seven minutes of play, Dzierkals received another rejection, but the “Dynamics” passed the minority. Approaching the middle of the third, Indrašis crossed the opponent’s blue line and passed Matthew Mayonna, who soon took the puck to Bucharest. The attacker was on the right side of the field and equalized with a strong shot from a close distance equalizing the result.

The draw was only two minutes away, as the puck thrown by Mikhail Glukhov hit Nikita Matejko’s leg and arrived at Vora’s goal. Robert Mamčics earned a rejection less than eight minutes before the end of the game, but a moment later the home team saved the goalkeeper from the fifth goal loss. About two minutes before the end of the match, Voris saved his team from a goal loss, but at the last minute, Jesse Lipon received a penalty for criticizing the referee. The guests did not score for the rest of the time, with Dinamo suffering their ninth loss in a row.

After the game with the Kazan team, Rigans are scheduled to meet with Yaroslavl’s “Lokomotiv” and Moscow’s CSKA.

“Dinamo” lost to the last eight matches with “Ak Bars” before the duel. The last time he managed to earn points in the away game of Ufa “Salavat Yulayev”, who won the “bulls” with 5: 4. Previously, in extra time, the point was also won against CSKA, but in the last two dues, Moscow’s “Spartak” (1: 2) and Omsk’s “Avangard” (1: 5) lost.

“Oh Bars” show a much better performance at the end of the season, as there has been only one failure in the last five games. In the last match, Kazan hockey players gave up 0: 3 to Magnitagorsk’s “Metallurg”, but previously beaten Ekaterinburg’s “Avtomobilist” and Chelyabinsk’s “Traktor” with 3: 2.

“Dinamo” with 25 points in 55 duels is the last among 11 Western conference clubs, while “Ak Bars” with 86 points is the leader of the Eastern conference and has already secured a place in the playoffs.

The two teams had already met each other before Monday’s game this season, splitting the victories in half. In the first game, “Ak Bars” won with the guests 2: 1, but the “Dynamics” later won with 5: 4 overtime in overtime.

In total, in the KHL championship, the two teams met 24 times, of which only seven matches were won by the “Dinamo” team.

“Dinamo” took the penultimate place in the Western group and in the whole league last season, not qualifying for the Gagarin Cup for the sixth year in a row.


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