With a 7-2 win at home Jokerit wins his first home game and adds Dinamo Riga’s first defeat. Traktor Chelyabinsk scores the first two points with a 2-1 over-time victory over Amur.
On the commemoration day of the disaster for the team of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in 2011, four games took place today in the KHL. For Jokerit it was, as for tractor, for the first victory. Jokerit lost their home games against Kazan and Avangard. Today Dinamo Riga, one of the surprise teams of the first KHL week, came to Helsinki. The Latvians took the momentum from the preparation and brought in the two home games, against Spartak and Torpedo, full four points. And, Riga received only one goal.
It took seven minutes for Steve Moses to score before beating Dinamo Riga goalkeeper Janis Kalnins for the first time – 1-0. Niklas Jensen then had another chance before in the 17th minute Peter Regin could increase in a power play to 2-0.
After just 20 seconds in the middle period, it was said by Petri Kontiola, 3-0 (21.). Now it went well for Helsinki. With a peasant trick Niklas Jensen put on 4-0 (27.). As a result, Kalnins’ day of work was over and Maxim Tretyak took over. This had to be beaten for the first time in the 33rd minute. Mikko Lehtonen pulled off on the blue line and slammed the puck, to 5-0, under the crossbar (33.). But also Riga was able to write in, while in the 36th minute Jacob Berglund met, worth seeing, to 1-5, in the long cross corner. The hopes of Riga, but perhaps back in the game, but took less than two minutes. Jensen makes it 6-1 (38.) with his second goal. Although Jacob Berglund reduced again for Dinamo Riga to 2-6 (39.).
In the closing period Jokerit used a four-minute penalty against Gints Meija, through Athi Oksanen to the 7-2 final score (49.).
Jokerit Helsinki vs Dinamo Riga 7-2 (2-0, 4-2, 1-0)
Also tractor Chelyabinsk did not start perfectly in the new season. After the two games against Vityaz and SKA, Traktor had only one point in the account. Today it continued in the East at Amur, who also could not celebrate a victory after two games. The first chance in the game was Babenko, right after a face-off. His shot went but just past the Amur goal. After six minutes Chelyabinsk had two more good opportunities. Amur was then more of the second part of this start period, but both teams could not score.
Also in the second period Traktor failed with the better chances, even serious mistakes of the hosts could be used. At the beginning of the 39th minute Glinkin scored the, meanwhile, earned leadership to 1-0. But Amur succeeds, after a quick attack, the compensation. Danil Faizullin scored the 1-1 (47.) in the fall. Tractor goalie Ivan Fedotov then prevented another possible goal. It went into the over-time.
In 3-on-3 it did not take very long. After tractor hit the pole in the 62nd minute, it was only seconds later Alexei Kruchinen, who was able to fix the 2-1 victory for Traktor, and thus the first victory.
Amur Khabarovsk vs Tractor Chelyabinsk 1-2 OT (0-0, 0-1, 1.0, 0-1)
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