Kaunas Hockey beat the Hockey Punks away 3-2 and equalized 1-1 in the series.
In match two, the Hockey Punks wanted to reload after the convincing victory in Kaunas today. Kaunas, of course, wanted to eradicate this gap and balance the series.
In the first third of the Punks were clearly the better team, but awarded numerous good chances. Kaunas goalie Pavliukov got a lot to keep up and was able to distinguish himself several times. Kaunas did almost nothing for the game, just four shots on the Punks goal. The Punks could not score from this superiority, and so went scoreless in the first break.
After about two minutes of re-starting, the Punks came to power play as a Kaunas player was sent to the penalty box because of “Delay of the Game”. Only three (!) Seconds after winning Bully, Kuliesius scored, with his ninth goal of the season, the 1-0 (23.). The Punks then let themselves get a bit of rest and suddenly Kaunas had a 5:3 power play, but remained unused. The Punks survived this delicate phase and could pass to the counter-attack. After a quick push of cards he plays to Silkas and he scored the 2-0 (30.). The Punks apparently celebrated this goal profusely and neglected the defense. Just 24 seconds later in the same minute, Guoga scored the 1-2 with his 15th goal of the season, and Kaunas was back in the game. Of course, this goal gave the guests the necessary boost and after a good move, Leavitt scored the 2-2 draw (33.). The Punks came to two power plays before the second break, but no goals could be scored.
In the final period Kaunas came to a power play, Rankauskas had to go to the penalty box, and had some chances to take the lead. Punks goalie Baltrunas was able to prevent a goal with good saves. Even after this overpowered power play against the Punks, the game remained open to the numerous spectators. At half time of the period, the Punks came to a power play, the scoring opportunities was not used. As it came to an end, Kaunas got better and better. When everyone had expected an extra time, Prokopenkov scored the 3-2 for Kaunas eleven seconds before the end. After this goal, the Punsk took a time-out and goalie Baltrunas went off the ice. The time was too short and Kaunas wins this game. This puts Kaunas Hockey in the series to 1-1.
Hockey Punks Vilnius vs Kaunas Hockey 2-3 (0-0, 2-2, 0-1) – Series 1-1