Five regular season games will take place in Molodyozhnaya Hokkeynaya Liga (MHL) on October 18th. MHC Spartak Moscow will continue their road trip through Russia’s Far East as they will face Amurskie Tigry Khabarovsk.
Before the first game of the back-to-back series with Spartak, Amurskie TIgry were riding a very impressive 9-game winning streak. Khabarovsk are currently ninth in the Western Conference as they have 26 points in 15 games. With a win tonight they can climb back to the playoff zone. Spartak are two places above Amurskie Tigry as they have four more points.
The first game between the two teams in MHL history took place in Moscow on September 8th, 2010. Home team enjoyed a 5-1 win thanks to Alexander Gogolev and Artyom Voronin, who scored two goals each. Amurskie Tigry won the second game of the back-to-back series 4-2. Overall the teams faced each other 25 times. Amurskie Tigry won 11 games in regulation and one in the shootout. The red-and-white won 13 games in regulation. MHC Spartak Moscow also have a better goal differential – 77-to-69.
The first game of the back-to-back series took place this past Sunday and the red-and-white prevailed. The teams were trading leads throughout the game but both teams managed to get the game tied up. Key moment of the game came halfway through the second period of play when the red-and-white were down 3-2 but Alexei Platonov and Alexander Avksentyev found the back of the net. In the end Spartak won the game 4-3.
Amurskie Tigry: Vladislav Nasonov (11 games, 7 wins, 93,0% save percentage, goals against average 2.31)
MHC Spartak: Nikita Lysenkov (9 games, 6 wins, 93.5% save percentage, goals against average - 1.75)
Amurskie Tigry: Semyon Bukarev (13 games, 1 goal, 12 assists, 13 points, plus-3)
MHC Spartak: Mikhail Bulimov (14 games, 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 points, plus-5)
Amurskie Tigry: Dmitry Shaburov (15 games, 13 goals, 6 assists, 19 points, plus-10)
MHC Spartak: Andrei Revatsky (15 games, 1 goal, 12 assists, 13 points, plus-3)
Other games this Tuesday:
Omskie Yastreby Omsk Region – Reaktor Nizhnekamsk
Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk – Sibirskie Snaipery Novosibirsk Region
Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk – Sputnik Almetyevsk
Sarmaty Orenburg – Kuznetskie Medvedi Novokuznetsk