The HC Sochi celebrates in the playoff fight an important victory in Minsk. Dinamo also lost the last home game.
The HC Sochi had a great chance to open the door for the playoffs. The opponent was Dinamo Minsk. The Belarusians have recently lost four consecutive defeats. Sochi won two wins in overtime against Dynamo Moscow and Vityaz.
Minsk simply did not do it for the leopard. The guests had the first chance in the match but Minsk found great opportunities in the remaining minutes. Znakharenko and Litvinov awarded two of the best chances. Only at the end of the third leg was Sochi by a counter again dangerous.
After 46 seconds in the middle period but then the 1-0 lead by Jokipakka guests. Seven minutes later, Sochi struck again through O’Dell’s short-handed goal to make it 2-0 (27.). Dinamo wanted to win the last home game of the season but necessarily and so defeated Sergei Kostitsyn, unassailed in the 55th minute Sochi Goalie Barulin to 1-2. Now Minsk besieged the guests goal, but the success was missing. Finally, Bocharov finished with his goal 154 seconds before the end with the goal to 3-1 the hopes of Dinamo Minsk. For Sochi, this win was worth a lot, but with 62 points you are now in seventh place and at the same time four points clear of the ninth Dinamo Riga, but with one more game.
Dinamo Minsk vs HC Sochi 1-3 (0-0, 0-2, 1-1)