Salavat Yulaev won Lokomotiv - fourth victory in row
UFA, 11 December 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/.
HC Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) began the last home game of Salavat Yulaev with a KHL record set by Alexander Yelesin: the first puck flew into Ben Scrivens' net in five seconds after the beginning. The stands of the "Ufa-Arena" did not even understand what had happened. At the end of the first period five seconds were again fatal for the Salavat Yulaev (five seconds before the break): Brandon Kozun scored the second goal for "Loko" — 0: 2.
After the break, the net of Salavat Yulaev was defended by Andrei Kareyev. And then something incredible began on the ice. Mikhail Yunkov reduced a gap in the score. And then Igor Makarov before the eyes of his wife Lera Kudryavtseva got into a fight. After a few seconds Teemu Hartikainen capitalized on the power play and scored the second goal — 2: 2.
In the third period Salavat Yulaev continued to dictate its play. The third goal was organized by the starting line: Hartikainen and Arzamastsev provided assists to Joonas Kemppainen to complete them with an accurate strike — 3: 2. In the end, the guests from Yaroslavl used their last chance and released the sixth player, leaving the gate empty. The fourth goal was scored by Maxim Mayorov, but it was not awarded.
It is to be recalled that the goalkeeper Andrei Kareyev won for the first time as part of the Ufa club.