After two victories, the St. Petersburg team suffered three defeats in a row against their colleagues from the capital – not the most pleasant trend that Roman Rotenberg’s team really wanted to break. And it was successful. The teams traded goals in the first half, and then the goalkeepers came to the fore. Muscovite Alexander Sharychenkov and his counterpart Dmitry Nikolaev confidently took the match to extra time, but thanks to the mistakes of the CSKA players, the hosts decided the winner in regulation time. Just over two minutes before the siren, St. Petersburg gained a numerical advantage after Christian Yarosh clumsily tossed the puck overboard. The majority was immediately converted by Emil Galimov, and this goal was the winner. Although SKA managed to throw more. Nikita Gusev distinguished himself.
CSKA lost in the regular season for the third straight game
– We had to stick to our line. I need to shoot more. We need to be more goal oriented. No additional pad is needed. But you need the head. Everything is simple here, – said SKA helmsman Roman Rotenberg after the match.
For SKA, which confidently leads the Western Conference and the entire league with 90 points, this is the third victory in a row. But CSKA suffered a third defeat in a row and was allowed to catch up with Yaroslavl “Locomotive”, with whom the army team now shares second or third place. Both teams have 74 points, however, the Muscovites have two games less.