Perhaps the Neva army team did not have enough scorer Gusev, who missed the match. In the third period, when the guests concentrated on maintaining a slim lead, the hosts were able to drag the game into extra time. But Khairullin, one of the leaders of the championship’s scoring run, did not convert the penalty awarded for the foul of goalkeeper Isaev – he stuck the puck into the ice outside the goal. True, his opponents literally pushed him there, but the judges, after a serious scoring error made in the second 20-minute period, decided to pay tribute to the hosts.
So what is it that people ruined with the striped T-shirts? Before the second goal behind the authorship of the “unguided flying object” Belyaev, they missed a blow with a stick to the face of Galimov, a member of the army team. His nose was bloody, which meant a double minor fine.
After this episode, the rivals overflowed their banks. The defender-grenadier Pedan began to educate the “baby” Polunin. Bardakov and Nikulin exchanged boxing blows. And Yashkin, in his patch, reproved Shalunov on the ice. Going down, the army team captain sliced the linesman’s thumb off with his skateboard (don’t get me wrong), fearlessly running to separate the fighters. The owner’s doctor, Bogdashevsky, had to help. But what is the highest paid railway worker, earning 90 million rubles a year! Already in the stalls, he turned around, and then crushed Yashkin under him (and this is more than a penny of live weight) and emerged victorious from this wrestling.
I must admit: luck turned away from the owners. They dominated in every component of the game except blocking. In shooting, his advantage is especially impressive: 44-16. But the doors of the magnificent Isaev had the honor of opening only once – the young Khusnutdinov distinguished himself.
At the same time, both Yaroslavl washing machines belong to the category of “dirty”, “garbage”. The first of them was launched by the inexperienced defender Gryaznov. And then Belyaev finished off the summer drive, rising with a sail and sinking to the patch.
Lokomotiv won 2:1. And SKA, satisfied with the rematch in the military derby (3:1), calmed down and lost three times in a row, being content with two goals in these three matches. By the way, on January 27 in Yaroslavl, the leaders lost 0:1, for the first time in the season without reaching the gate. Lokomotiv excelled in six matches against SKA this regular season, recording four wins.
The head coach of the railway workers Igor Nikitin, who knows how to defeat St. Petersburg even with CSKA (in 2018, 2019 and 2021), once again made it clear that he is not afraid of meeting Rotenberg’s team in the playoffs. .
It is true that Torpedo and CSKA can spoil this poster. The situation at the top of the West is confusing. So far, the second is Torpedo, who today defeated Salavat Yulaev 5:1. And the champions, after a series of failures, scored a record seven (!) goals against Kunlun, recovering the 0:2 handicap and winning 7:4. CSKA has one game less than Torpedo and two less than Lokomotiv. But they still need to be won, while victories for Sergei Fedorov’s team are in agony.
There are 9-10 games left before the end of the regular season. We expect a hot fight not only for home field advantage, but for a playoff spot as well.
SKA – Lokomotiv – 1:2, CSKA – Kunlun Red Star – 7:4, Torpedo – Salavat Yulaev – 5:1, Amur – Sibir – 3:0, Admiral – Avangard – 2:3 B, Ak Bars – Barys – 2 :one.