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Three regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on February 6th. Two of them transpired in Russian Far East, where Atlanty Moscow Region and Chayka Nizhny Novgorod went on the road. We take a look at all of the matchups in today’s review on JHL official website.
Taifun Primorie Region faced Atlanty Moscow Region. Home team bounced back from the loss the day before and stripped the opposition of playoff hopes in the second game of the back-to-back series. The visitors got off to a decent start – Dmitry Silantyev and Sergei Goncharuk got a tally each for Atlanty, while Ivan Lapshin scored the sole goal for Primorie Region. However, Moscow Region failed to find the back of the net in the following 40 minutes of play and Taifun ended up victorious.
Alexei Drobin tied it up six minutes into the second frame. Ten minutes later the puck bounced in the slot next to Atlanty goal and game officials confirmed after video review that it crossed the line – Yuri Zholobov was credited with a powerplay marker. Moscow Region couldn’t turn the tables after that. Drobin scored his second of the game on the empty net late in regulation and thus sealed the deal. Taifun win 4-2 on home ice.
Another Russian Far East team enjoyed a win on home ice – Amurskie Tigry Khabarovsk once again defeated Chayka Nizhny Novgorod. The ‘Tigers’ got on the board six minutes in as Igor Davydenko found his target. However, Nizhny Novgorod brought it back to even in no time – 17-year-old defenseman Andrei Zamurayev scored his first career Junior Hockey League goal. Home team grabbed the momentum in the second period of play and got their second lead of the game.
Alexander Gopiyenko and Danil Roganov got off-setting minors and Ivan Belyakov netted one in a 4-on-4 format. That was the last tally of the game. Nizhny Novgorod couldn’t find the equalizer and lost their fourth consecutive game. Toivo Suursoo’s men return from Russian Far East with no points.
HC Kapitan Stupino faced Russkie Vityazi in the second game of their Moscow Region Rivalry. Home team got on the board first in this one. Nevertheless, Nikita Savelyev’s marker was the only one Kapitan would get all game. The visitors were the only ones scoring after that. Pavel Gorokhov tied it up shortly before the first intermission. Danila Moiseyev put Russkie Vityazi in the lead five minutes into the second period. Kapitan ran into a penalty problem after that, which led to Vadim Khamidulin finding his target on a powerplay Artyom Maltsev got a 5-minute major and a game-misconduct for checking to the head and the visitors converted on the ensuing man-advantage as well. Gleb Kozhemyakin and Georgy Dedov got a tally each within a minute and thus set the final score. Russkie Vityazi win 5-1 on the road.