Dinamo Riga lose 0-4 against Nizhnekamsk for the second consecutive game – CSKA also win 4-0 in Cherepovets.
After the clear defeat against Jokerit, Dinamo Riga wanted to return back to success. In the last season, the Latvians won three out of four games.
At the beginning, both teams each had a power play, which remained, however, for the time being, without goals. Shortly after halftime of the period Niznekamsk came back to a power play. This time it only took 25 seconds and Poryadin scored the 1-0 (12.). Dinamo Riga awards his power play just two minutes later. A few minutes before the first break, Riga’s Zile had to sit in the penalty box. Niznekamsk took advantage of this power play again and Mitchell scored the 2-0 (19.).
A few minutes after the break, Dinamo Riga slipped into a 3-vs-5 power play – McMillan and Balinskis were in the penalty box for slashing and tripping respectively. Niznekamsk also exploited this possibility and Paigin increased to 3-0 (25.). Towards the end of this period, Niznekamsk returned to a 5-vs-3 power play game for a short time. Riga defended the goal with great effort and prevented a goal until further notice. But it did not help. In 5-vs-4 Power play – Mikael Redlihs was back from the penalty bench on the ice, Bikmullin scored the 4-0 (40.).
In the final third Dinamo tried the impossible and forced Niznekamsk to mistakes and penalties. A total of four power play games had Riga available, but none brought the desired goal. Thus Niznekamsk wins 4-0 thanks to an excellent efficiency with four Power-Play goals.
Niznekamsk vs Dinamo Riga 4-0 (2-0, 2-0, 0-0)
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