The third military derby of this season ended with the victory of CSKA. Although in the first period in the hosts’ zone he was just right to fill the ice, the puck stayed at the gates of Sharychenkov. Then the champions equalized the game, opened the scoring and in the third half they had to reinforce the advantage. In the end, they prevailed, but with what adventures!
CSKA again showed a group of young beginners. It is unclear why the experienced Slepyshev, who wears Bobrov/Krutov’s number 9, is still out of the game. He himself would change the “nine”. After all, it is treated much more often than on ice. Defender Dietz is also missing. There is no defense Kiselevich in the team. He was traded to Avangard for right forward Bryukvin.
The Muscovites opened the scoring in the second half after the cut by the young and confident defender Koromyslov. Kamenev and Karnaukhov performed everything at the highest level. The ex-soldier from St. Petersburg did not miss the empty goal.
The hosts collapsed a bit, but in the last seconds of the second half they received a gift from Mamín in the form of a take away. But in these two minutes of most, the puck was able to flutter twice into the net behind Podyapolsky. In the first case, Svetlakov, who performed a graceful solo number, did not have enough centimeters: the angle was too sharp, the goalkeeper was rescued by the bar. And soon another former St. Petersburg resident, Plotnikov, having robbed Podyapolsky out of the gate, rolled out to the patch and had already begun to celebrate the goal. Early: in the path of the puck flying towards the goal, the stick of the best defender in the league, Nikishin, grew. Fantastic rescue!
Such feats mobilize the team. And the hosts evened the score thanks to Zykov’s “brother-in-law”, a striker with poor efficiency. The duty “butterfly” was thrown by the collar Sharychenkov. By the way, on Monday in Minsk, where the champions won 5:1, he was embarrassed by Varfolomeev’s goal. Zykov attacked from behind the gate, the puck flying into the net with a rebound off the keeper’s stick.
It must be admitted that Sharychenkov stopped the SKA captain Yashkin more than once, a kind of Phil Esposito from St. Petersburg. The goalkeeper still has the right to make a mistake.
Podyapolsky allowed himself two: the first was corrected by Nikishin and the second converted into a goal by Karnaukhov. The goalkeeper, whom Severstal beat CSKA in the summer for fifty dollars in compensation, did not see the puck, which the Moscow striker picked up and put into the net with the help of a shield rebound.
The discouraged leaders failed to organize the final assault. Despite the gifts from the guests in the form of the most stupid probros.
Don’t forget about Karnaukhov, CSKA fans would probably scold Plotnikov and Sharychenkov. Forgetting his two goals in the seventh game of the Western Conference final, which CSKA won here, on Ice, 3:0.
The hosts, having missed a bunch of chances and scoring “in-laws”, lost to the champions for the first time this season. Gusev seemed somewhat inhibited, and Vorobyov’s collection was put on the bench in the second half.
It seems that after this defeat, Podyapolsky, who was traded from Severstal for Samonov and the defender Pylenkov, received a black mark.
A week later, on December 28, the army team will meet at the CSKA Arena.
SKA – CSKA – 1:2 (0:0, 0:1, 1:1). Goals: Zykov – Kamenev, Karnaukhov.