The only match on Sunday brought a bullet victory to Ak Bars in Sochi – 4:3 B. Newcomer from the Leopards Matvey Michkov, who appeared on the Bolshoi ice for only the second time, scored a magical goal in most and threw a toss to determine the winner. However, his second attempt was unsuccessful.
On Friday, Matvey Michkov, on loan from SKA to the Sochi arena, made his debut for the Black Sea team. Unfortunately, the home match against Kunlun ended with the defeat of Sergei Svetlov’s charges 0:2. Michkov, 18, came off the ice at “-2”, although it is not his fault in the missed goals.
Today, the child prodigy has rehabilitated himself: he scored a signature goal in most. Having received the puck in Mozyakin / Ovechkin’s office, Michkov (with a left grip) unmistakably shot from his hands into the top corner of Bilyalov’s goal and ended up in the warm embrace of his teammates. . Sochi under the curtain of the second 20 minutes took the lead 2:1. But Kagarlitsky quickly regained his footing, taking advantage of goalie Pleshkov’s rebound off the bag. The cunning and sophisticated Radulov shot counting on the rebound and finishing. He opened the scoring in the first half closing the post.
Radulov stood out not only in attack, but also in the stands – he attacked, took the puck on himself. It seems that the new old coach of Ak Bars Zinetula Bilyaledinov, who should take the helm before the New Year, appreciated it!
Michkov, for his part, was looking for a chance in someone else’s goal, he made four shots on goal. After one of them, from a zero angle, the young man was unceremoniously cut down by the general defender, the “killer” Adamchuk. A late hit was a “blocking” foul, but the judges ruled otherwise.
In extra time, Michkov was remembered for his attempt since the summer to send the puck into the net after a cross along the gate, but again Bilyalov got in the way of the puck.
However, the guests’ goalkeeper did not know how to react to the junior’s shot in the penalty shootout. He smelled like a sensation. Radulov called it off: after finely slicing the chops, he confused Pleshkov and pushed the puck into the net between his pads. 1:1 after a series of ten throws. The second was started by Michkov and spidzhonil. In the Shirokov/Kucherov feint (when the striker disorients the goalie by deliberately releasing the puck from the stick hook in the direction of the goal), Bilyalov didn’t buy it. In response, Radulov performed everything without embellishment, but very clearly: he moved the puck under the backhand and threw it into the top nine over Pleshkov’s trap.
Of course, Sochi fans would like their team to win, one point and one point increase in the standings with a good game. Yes, and Michkov for 14 with a “spear” of playing minutes was remembered. At least he opened a personal sniper account this season in the KHL. And this is not the limit. The only pity is that he was left out of the playoffs. However, everything has its time.
His new coach Sergei Svetlov at the turn of the 70s and 80s was called the heir to Valery Kharlamov. Coach breaks and injuries only allowed partial progress. But Svetlov participated in two Canada Cups and upset the hosts of the super tournament. And this is not counting the titles of Olympionik (Klgari-1988) and world champion (Moscow-1986). So we will continue the creative union of the coach and Michkov.