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This Monday, September 17th, just two regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League. They both took place in the Western Conference and in Moscow. This is your gameday round-up on JHL official website.
JHC Spartak Moscow and Krylia Sovetov Moscow, who had put on a real hockey show the day before, stayed true to themselves in the opening period of the second game as well. Just 2-51 into it the visitors got in the lead as Alexei Gluschenko found the back off the net, while Yefim Mishkin picked up the only assist on the play. The red-and-white managed not only to tie it up but also get in the lead before the intermission. First Mikhail Bulimov got a tally and with just 19 seconds remaining on the clock 2-time JHL Challenge Cup champion Akim Akishin scored a powerplay goal past Danila Kadochnikov.
The second period was the only one of the back-to-back series that featured no goals. Spartak had more powerplay time but the visitors failed to convert on a few great scoring chances as well to bring it back to even. In the third frame home team secure the win. Yegor Kruzhenkov set the final score as he got to the slot just in time to bury the rebound. Krylia Sovetov lose 3-1 and take away just one point from two games against Spartak.
Krasnaya Armiya Moscow played hosts to SKA-Varyagi in Army Rivalry. Before the game Moscow was two points away from SKA-Varyagi, who topped the Western Conference, so with a win they could catch up to them.
Home team had a momentum on their side in the opening period and they managed to get two goals from 15 shots on net. First goal was scored by Daniil Anop off Lev Komissarov’s assist. And with a minute before the first intermission Nikita Olegovich Popugayev sent one past Yaroslav Askarov.
Home team went on to score twice in the second period as well. Ilya Altybarmakyan’s high-sticking penalty proved to be crucial. As Altybarmakyan barely sat down in the penalty box, Popugayev scored his second of the game with a shot from mid-range. After that SKA-Varyagi delegated Dmitry Nikolayev to the net but he got scored on fairly soon as well – Yegor Korbit netted yet another one on a powerplay. Moscow focused on defense in the third stanza and the score remained unchanged. Vsevolod Skotnikov stopped all 33 shots he had to face and got his first career JHL shutout.