SKA-VARYAGI CLINCH PLAYOFFS, SPARTAK BLANK RUSSKIE VITYAZI

SKA-VARYAGI CLINCH PLAYOFFS, SPARTAK BLANK RUSSKIE VITYAZI
04.03.2019 в 22:00
SKA-VARYAGI CLINCH PLAYOFFS, SPARTAK BLANK RUSSKIE VITYAZI
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Second last day of the Junior Hockey League regular season took place on March 4th and 12 Western Conference teams hit the ice. We take a look at it in this daily review on JHL official website.

SKA-Varyagi beat Chayka, clinch last playoff berth
SKA-Varyagi (Leningrad region) - Chaika (Nizhny Novgorod) 5 - 2 (1:1, 0:0, 4:1)
Spartak score three unanswered goals on Russkie Vityazi
JHC Spartak (Moscow) - Russkie Vityazi (Chekhov) 3 - 0 (1:0, 2:0, 0:0)
Krasnaya Armiya get a narrow win over Amurskie Tigry
Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow) - Amurskie Tigry (Khabarovsk) 3 - 2 (2:0, 0:1, 1:1)
Kapitan top Krylia Sovetov in Setun
JHC Krylya Sovetov (Moscow) - HC Kapitan (Stupino) 2 - 4 (1:2, 0:0, 1:2)
Taifun edge JHC Dynamo Moscow in overtime
JHC Dynamo M (Moscow) - Taifun (Primorsky Krai) 3 - 4 (1:0, 2:2, 0:1, 0:1)
Atlanty lose in Riga
HK Riga (Riga) - Atlanty (Moscow Region) 5 - 3 (3:2, 1:1, 1:0)

SKA-Varyagi beat Chayka, clinch last playoff berth

SKA-Varyagi – Chayka – 5-2 (1-1, 0-0, 4-1)

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SKA-Varyagi had to defeat Chayka Nizhny Novgorod on home ice and hope that JHC Spartak Moscow would beat Russkie Vityazi in regulation to clinch the last available playoff spot. Spartak enjoyed a solid win, while the ‘army men’ had to work hard. The teams traded goals in the opening period of play. First Alexander Gordin buried the rebound on Kirill Basisty’s shot from the blue line. Nizhny Novgorod responded with a massive rush on Yaroslav Askarov’s net and Denis Vengryzhanovsky shoved it in.

GAME PHOTOS

Second frame featured wild and offensive-minded hockey and yet the score remained unchanged. Home team dominated early in the third stanza – Nikita Zorkin got one in on a powerplay, while Nikolai Polyakov netted another one at even strength to give SKA-Varyagi a 3-1 lead. Andrei Bednyakov brought Chayka back to within one, but St. Petersburg went on to score two more goals. Nikita Kiryanov found his target with a long shot and Grigory Gryaznov put one into the empty net to seal the deal. With this 5-2 win SKA-Varaygi become the last team to clinch the playoffs.

SKA-Varyagi (Leningrad region) - Chaika (Nizhny Novgorod) 5 - 2 (1:1, 0:0, 4:1)
1:0 - Gordin Alexander (Basisty Kirill, Proskurnin Andrei) - 11:12
1:1 - Vengryzhanovsky Denis (Shavin Nikita, Pochivalov Denis) - 12:52
2:1 - Zorkin Nikita (Galenyuk Danila) - 41:50
3:1 - Polyakov Nikolai (Gordin Alexander) - 42:10
3:2 - Bednyakov Andrei (Shavin Nikita, Vengryzhanovsky Denis) - 51:23
4:2 - Kiryanov Nikita Yu (Yarovinsky Fyodor, Sharpanskikh Anton) - 53:11
5:2 - Gryaznov Grigory - 59:43
Askarov Yaroslav - Andreyev Daniil

Spartak score three unanswered goals on Russkie Vityazi

JHC Spartak – Russkie Vityazi – 3-0 (1-0, 2-0, 0-0)

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JHC Spartak Moscow got a great sparring partner on the eve of the post-season. Russkie Vityazi can be a serious problem for any team that meets them right now as they got on a bit of a roll late in the regular season. However, one could say the same regarding the red-and-white as they show a fantastic conversion on their scoring chances. Home team had to kill off two penalties in the first period of play to go on and open up the scoring – Evgeny Belov got the marker.

GAME PHOTOS

Maxim Tsyplakov doubled Spartak’s lead in the second frame. Dennis Miller got the only penalty of the stanza but he made up for it shortly before the intermission as he sent another one past Kirill Cherepanov. Daniil Chechelev took the place between the pipes for Russkie Vityazi in the third period. The score remained unchanged as the visitors shot themselves in the foot running into a penalty problem. In the end Dmitry Kulikov finished the game with 40 saves and JHC Spartak Moscow enjoyed a 3-0 win on home ice.

JHC Spartak (Moscow) - Russkie Vityazi (Chekhov) 3 - 0 (1:0, 2:0, 0:0)
1:0 - Belov Evgeny - 14:15
2:0 - Tsyplakov Maxim (Kruzhenkov Yegor) - 24:33
3:0 - Miller Dennis (Leshchenko Vladislav, Korchagin Oleg) - 38:36
Kulikov Dmitry - Cherepanov Kirill, Chechelev Daniil

Krasnaya Armiya get a narrow win over Amurskie Tigry

Krasnaya Armiya – Amurskie Tigry – 3-2 (2-0, 0-1, 1-1)

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Amurskie Tigry Khabarovsk visited Moscow to wrap up their season and faced 2-time Kharlamov Cup champions Krasnaya Armiya. It was a perfect chance for the ‘Tigers’ to make some noise before going on early vacation. However, the red-and-blue showed their superiority in class already in the opening period of play as they scored two unanswered goals – Yegor Korbit got the first tally, while Alexander Chyorny beat Artyom Martynov with just 30 seconds remaining to play in the frame.

GAME PHOTOS

Second stanza featured a lot of penalties and Khabarovsk managed to slove Dmitry Lozebnikov in the final minutes – Alexander Gopiyenko scored in a 4-on-4 format. Leonid Klimov improved Moscow’s lead to 3-1 late in regulation but Amurskie Tigry had the last word in this one – Yuri Kramarenko set the final score at 3-2. Khabarovsk failed to get any points in this one.

Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow) - Amurskie Tigry (Khabarovsk) 3 - 2 (2:0, 0:1, 1:1)
1:0 - Korbit Yegor (Nedilko Denis) - 12:26
2:0 - Chyorny Alexander (Khulapov Danila, Solopanov Nikita) - 19:26
2:1 - Gopiyenko Alexander (Chuikov Ilya, Karatayev Ivan) - 33:12
3:1 - Klimov Leonid (Sorkin Maxim) - 56:58
3:2 - Kramarenko Yury (Meretsky Nikita) - 59:08
Lozebnikov Dmitry - Martynov Artyom

Kapitan top Krylia Sovetov in Setun

Krylia Sovetov – HC Kapitan – 2-4 (1-2, 0-0, 1-2)

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Krylia Sovetov Moscow, who lost their last hope of making the playoffs after SKA-Varyagi’s win, played for their pride in front of their fans against HC Kapitan Stupino. The visitors won the first period of play. Ivan Kazakov and Georgy Merkulov scored for Stupino, while ‘Soviet Wings’ got a marker from Sergei Odinokov. There was no scoring in the second frame, but Krylia Sovetov kept the pressure on and finally got what they wanted – Vadim Sivchuk brought it all back to even.

GAME PHOTOS

That didn’t faze Kapitan one bit. Alexei Zhilin pit the visitors back in the lead and Georgy Merkulov sealed the deal as he scored his second of the game on the empty net. Kapitan win 4-2 in Setun.

JHC Krylya Sovetov (Moscow) - HC Kapitan (Stupino) 2 - 4 (1:2, 0:0, 1:2)
0:1 - Kazakov Ivan E (Zhilin Alexei) - 05:28
1:1 - Odinokov Sergei (Klavdiyev Artyom) - 07:13
1:2 - Merkulov Georgy (Garayev Amir, Ponkratov Grigory) - 16:41
2:2 - Sivchuk Vadim (Solovyov Semyon, Kurbatov Yegor) - 43:10
2:3 - Zhilin Alexei (Kazakov Ivan E, Maltsev Artyom S) - 51:51
2:4 - Merkulov Georgy (Garayev Amir) - 59:51
Melnikov Artyom - Akhmetov Arseny

Taifun edge JHC Dynamo Moscow in overtime

JHC Dynamo Moscow – Taifun – 3-4 OT (1-0, 2-2, 0-1, 0-1)

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Just as Amurskie Tigry Khabarovsk, Taifun Primorie Region went to Moscow and its vicinity for their final games of the season. Admiral’s major junior team faced JHC Dynamo Moscow in Dmitrov. Home team got on the board just 35 seconds in – Mikhail Bitsadze got the tally. Second frame proved to be rather eventful. First the teams traded goals – Yuri Zholobov scored for Taifun, while Ilya Kruglov got one for Dynamo.

GAME PHOTOS

12 minutes into the period Dmitry Grischenko converted on a powerplay but the teams headed to the dressing-rooms with home team leading by a goal – Daniil Kuptsov scored for Primorie Region. The visitors managed to force overtime with a tally late in regulation – Maxim Dontsov scored the equalizer. Taifun went on to finish the job in the extra period. Alexei Drobin scored the game-winning goal.

JHC Dynamo M (Moscow) - Taifun (Primorsky Krai) 3 - 4 (1:0, 2:2, 0:1, 0:1)
1:0 - Bitsadze Mikhail (Kruglov Ilya, Pribylsky Andrei) - 00:34
1:1 - Zholobov Yury - 26:59
2:1 - Kruglov Ilya (Gofman Oleg, Bitsadze Mikhail) - 28:41
3:1 - Grishchenko Dmitry (Didkovsky Ivan, Semeneko Mikhail) - 31:19
3:2 - Kuptsov Daniil (Ostrovsky Stepan) - 35:36
3:3 - Dontsov Maxim (Avksentyev Alexander, Ostrovsky Stepan) - 56:13
3:4 - Drobin Alexei - 61:44
Raiko Dimitry - Bulygin Vladislav

Atlanty lose in Riga

HK Riga – Atlanty – 5-3 (3-2, 1-1, 1-0)

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HK Riga played hosts to Atlanty Moscow Region in the final game of the day. Home team won the high-scoring first period of play 3-2 as Daniels Berzins scored a pair and Karlis Bucenieks chipped in another tally. Nikita Khristov and Artyom Shakirov got a marker each for the visitors. The team went on to trade goals in the second stanza. Kristaps Rokis scored for Riga, while Nikolai Tsaryov found the back of the net for Moscow Region team.

GAME PHOTOS

Early minutes of the third frame featured a lot of penalties. Patrik Zabusov was in the spotlight but for the wrong reason as he got a game-misconduct for checking to the head. However, that didn’t become a problem for Riga as not only they won the game but also scored another goal before the final buzzer – Rudolfs Polcs got one in on a powerplay. HK Riga win 5-3 on home ice.

HK Riga (Riga) - Atlanty (Moscow Region) 5 - 3 (3:2, 1:1, 1:0)
1:0 - Berzins Daniels (Karkls Renars) - 06:30
1:1 - Khristov Nikita (Sotsky Sergei) - 08:12
2:1 - Berzins Daniels (Karkls Renars, Bucenieks Karlis) - 13:10
2:2 - Shakirov Artyom (Tsaryov Nikolai, Pogonchenkov Evgeny) - 14:18
3:2 - Bucenieks Karlis (Grinbergs Ricards) - 15:06
4:2 - Rokis Kristaps (Bucenieks Karlis, Grinbergs Ricards) - 34:54
4:3 - Tsaryov Nikolai (Shakirov Artyom) - 35:40
5:3 - Polcs Rudolfs (Sinegubovs Antons, Bergmanis Arvils) - 47:57
Bruveris Bruno - Kloberdanets Maxim
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