Ak Bars defeated Salavat Yulaev in first "green derby" of KHL jubilee season
UFA, 23 November 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/.
The Kazan club came to the capital of Bashkiria as the leader of the Eastern Conference. However, in the last five matches, HC Ak Bars had only one victory. The home team is also in crisis: from the long-distance away series the Ufa players brought only two victories.
There was a crazy atmosphere at the "Ufa Arena", and the rivals played neatly. Only two minutes before the first break Ben Scrivens earned a two-minute penalty for tripping, for which he was punished by an accurate shot of Vladimir Tkachev.
The second goal was performed by Alexei Potapov. And again visitors from Tatarstan were stronger in the power play — 0: 2. Further events developed promptly on the Ufa ice. Teams exchanged attacks and it all ended with the third goal in the net of the Canadian goalkeeper of Salavat Yulaev. To the middle of the finishing period, the Kazan players scored for the fourth time: Vladimir Tkachev - 0: 4. Toward the end of the meeting, Yaroslav Kosov shot the fifth goal in the hosts' net.
The next match Salavat Yulaev will hold in Nizhnekamsk against the local HC Neftekhimik on November 27.