Sochi win after 0-1 against Sibir with three goals from O’Dell 5-3 – Omsk beat Spartak away 4-0.
Sibir had the better start in the Olympic city Sochi, Komarov scored in the middle of the first period the 1-0 (11.). That remained the only goal after 20 minutes. Sochi succeed in the middle section after a double strike within 24 seconds, the turnaround – Rakhimullin scored the 1-1 (34.) and O’Dell the opening goal to 2-1 (34.). This brought Sibir a bit out of rhythm and did not really come back into play. In the final period again a “double” – O’Dell in power-play provides for the 3-1 (46.) and Tochitsky 68 seconds later, the 4-1 (47.). Then guests Goalie Taylor went off the ice and it comes Krasikov. But did not bring much, because O’Dell uses his opportunity in a playoff game and increases with a short hander – his third goal in this game – to 5-1 (50.). Sochi felt too safe now and Sibir came close to 3-5 after two quick goals from Naumov (52.) and Milovzorov (52.). Sochi defended this lead and brought this victory over time.
HC Sochi vs. Sibir Novosibirsk 5-3 (0-1, 2-0, 3-2)
It was clear for Avangard Omsk at Spartak Moscow. Beck scored the early 1-0 lead in a power-play (4.) and Semyonov raised to 2-0 in the middle of the period (11.). Spartak never really got into the game and had to accept the 0-3 draw by Mikheyev 31 seconds after the first break. After this goal Bespalov went for Trushkov from the ice. Spartak could not continue to enforce and Osmk clearly controlled the action. The final decision in that match fell 4-0 through Beck’s second goal (54.). This was the game and Omsk took home the points.
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