Vityaz lose at Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and continue to tremble for the play-off with Sochi’s 3-0 win over Dynamo Moscow – CSKA Moscow set a new record.
Vityaz Podolsk lost to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl for the fifth time in a row today. Lok was clearly better in the first 20 minutes, but the opening goal did not succeed. The third penalty against Podolsk then led by Andrei Loktionov in the 26th minute but the lead. However, only in the short term, as only 36 seconds later Michal Repik equalized to 1-1. But 30 seconds later, Lok managed to win 2-1 thanks to Vladislav Kartayev.
In the 35th minute it seemed as if Yaroslavl could make a preliminary decision when Maxim Osipov to 3-1 hits. Shortly afterwards Vityaz was in the majority and this was also used for the goal. Lok player Yurtaikin was just returned from the penalty box and Pavel Chernov made a second attempt at Lok goalie Ilya Konovalov. Vityaz fought on, also missing another goal by Petri Kontiola in the 48th minute and came back through Pavel Chernov. In the end, it was not enough to equalize. This secures Lokomotiv the third place in the West Conference, Vityaz remains stuck with 61 points in 7th place.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs Vityaz Podolsk 4-3 (0-0, 3-2, 1-1)
However, the eight-placed HC Sochi moved to one point Podolsk today. With just two points ahead of Riga you had to score points practically today. Dynamo still has the chance of the fourth place and thus home advantage in the first playoff round. Sochi but succeeded in the 13th minute and the 1-0 lead. In the second, Yevgeni Mozer equalized for Dynamo in the 26th minute, and in the 37th minute, Miika Koivisto made the home team lead for the first time. At the beginning of the final period then several penalties. This quickly subsided and Stanislav Bocharov equalized in the 58th minute, bringing the leopards into overtime. In overtime Sochi did more and this was rewarded by Martin Bakos goal in the 62nd minute and the 3-2 victory. With that you could watch the open air of the pursuer Dinamo Riga against Dinamo Minsk.
Dynamo Moscow vs HC Sochi 2-3 OT (0-1, 2-0, 0-1, 0-1)
CSKA Moscow celebrate their 50th win of the season with another 4-1 win over Slovan Bratislava, setting a new league record. The final was won in the second period where Linden Vey, Maxim Mamin and Konstantin Okulov, with his second goal in the match, drew 4-0 within five minutes. In the final period Slovan, who played without the migrant to Sweden Rudolf Cerveny, by Mario Grman at least still the consolation. Despite the two points, CSKA is thus able to reach the 100-point mark.
CSKA Moscow vs Slovan Bratislava 4-1 (1-0, 3-0, 0-1)
SKA St.Petersburg celebrates 5-2 against Jokerit Helsinki. St. Petersburg also wins the fourth season duel against the Finns and they have been waiting for victory since February 2018.
SKA St. Petersburg vs Jokerit Helsinki 5-2 (2-1, 0-0, 3-1)
Avtomobilist vs Bars Kazan 0-3 (0-1, 0-2, 0-0)