With a 4-3 victory over Traktor Dinamo Riga celebrates the first away win of the season.
After a poor performance at Avangard Omst, Dinamo Riga had to compete at Traktor Chelyabinsk today, where the Latvians have been waiting for victory since 2014 (!). The start in this game was unfortunate, after only 15 seconds Darzins had to go to the penalty box. This power play also had no consequences, as at the mid-point of the period, when Ashton was penalized for hooking. But Dinamo was combative and played very effectively. After a good move McMillan scored the lead for the 1-0 (15.), this held until the first break.
After the break, just over two minutes were played when Hyka scored, after a solo, the equalizer goal to 1-1 (23.). But Riga was unimpressed and only three minutes later Pavlovs scored the 2-1 (26.). This gate gave the Latvians a push and put pressure on the tractor. When Kalinin was sent to the penalty box, Riga took advantage of this opportunity. Just before halftime Darzins scored the 3-1 (30.). After this goal Traktor Goalie Demchenko went off the ice and it came Fedotov. But only a few minutes later there was again power play for Riga. And again it was Darzins, who set with his second goal to 4-1 (36.).
In the final period Traktor once again put pressure on properly. Again, only three minutes were played and again meets Hyka to 2-4 (43.) – his second goal in this game. There were then some penalties for both teams, the resulting power plays remained so far without goals. But Hyka got an extraordinary day. In another power play, Riga’s Pavlovs sat on the penalty bench, the Czech scored the 3-4 (38.). Traktor tried to reach the equalizer with the crowbar, towards the end it got hectic and Riga had too many players on the ice. Traktor tried to score the last 36 seconds with 6 vs 4 players, but Riga brought that score over time. With this victory Riga celebrates the first away win of the season. In addition, it was the first victory since 2014 and the first away win over Traktor ever.
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