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Seven regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on October 5th. We take a look at key Monday action in this daily review.
Mamonty Yugry played hosts to Avto Yekaterinburg in Khanty-Mansiysk. The games between the two often go beyond regulation and this one wasn’t an exception. The visitors got a power play goal fro, Danila Okhov, while the ‘Mammoths’ responded by Matvei Voronin’s tally. The game followed the same scenario in the second frame, although this time around Khanty-Mansiysk stroke first as Ruslan Samigullin hit the back of the net. With just over a minute remaining to play in the frame Yaroslav Sokolov restored the parity on the scoreboard.
The visitors had a lot more scoring chances in the third stanza but the final buzzer went off when the teams were still tied 2-2. Extra period of play solved nothing so it went to the shootout and Alexander Golovin scored on the key attempt. Mamonty Yugry extend their winning streak to five games.
Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk, who had beaten Sibirskie Snaipery the day before and finally left the rock bottom of the Eastern Conference, to which they’re not used to. ‘Polar Bears’ won the opening period of the second game of the back-to-back as well. Konstantin Lukin and Maxim Shabanov had a tally each, while home side responded only by Sergei Dubakin’s marker on a power play. Mikhail Romayev brought the game back to even but with five minutes remaining to play in the period Sergei Drugalya put Chelyabinsk back in the lead.
Just two minutes later Alexei Varennik made it a 3-3 hockey game. The score remained on the board throughout the third stanza and the extra period, after which the game was decided in the shootout. Belye Medvedi went on to win it as Ivan Stezhkin scored on his attempt. Thus Chelyabinsk leave Novosibirsk with four points.
Omskie Yastreby faced Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk in one of the most exciting games of the day. Magnitogorsk opened up the scoring as Edgar Varagyan found the back of the net but the ‘Hawks’ managed not only to tie it up before the first intermission but also got in the lead. Vladimir Mashkov converted on a power play, while Artyom Svischev made it 2-1 for Omsk. In the second half of the following period Danila Dudin extended the lead to two goals. Four minutes later Nikita Grebyonkin brought Stalnye Lisy back to within one – 3-2 after 40 minutes of play.
The score remained unchanged until the final final buzzer, even though home side was close to scoring their fourth goal of the game rather than Stalnye Lisy to finding the equalizer. Magnitogorsk rolled the dice with the extra attacker late in regulation but to no avail. Omskie Yastreby win 3-2 on home ice.
One of the most exciting series of the week continued in St. Petersburg as JHC Dynamo looked to bounce back after losing to Krasnaya Armiya Moscow in the first game of the back-to-back. Home team got on the board first – Artyom Levinsky pounced on the rebound on Rodion Tsizman’s shot and scored a beauty Superman-style. ‘Army men’ had the momentum on their side in the second period of play but couldn’t convert it into any goals. The visitors also had a few power play opportunities but they couldn’t rip dividends from that.
One of the key moments of the game was Ilya Chabanov’s penalty early in the third stanza. Sergei Bolshakov capitalized on the ensuing power play. With less than five minutes remaining to play in the frame Artyom Levinsky took a shot through a screen and scored his second of the game to make it 3-0. With four seconds on the clock Dmitry Rashevsky set the final score – JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg win 4-0 on home ice. Home side bounces back as Ivan Sapozhnikov earns a shutout with 23 saves.