Salavat Yulaev lost to Tractor in fourth match of playoff series
UFA, 22 March 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/.
Throughout the whole match with the Tractor, the Salavat Yulaev team looked better in all aspects: more throws, more won face-offs. As a result, the starting period turned out to be equal: the score was opened by the Chelyabinsk hockey players with the help of an accurate throw by Nick Bailen. By the end of the first period Hartikainen leveled the chances of the teams to win — 1: 1.
After the break, Salavat Yulaev was better again, but a few seconds after the start of the second period, the Ufa hockey players made a mistake and allowed Richard Gynge to shoot through Scrivens’ pads. Then the Erkki Westerlund’s wards again received unjustified penalties, stood up, but missed in equality — 3: 1.
In the third period the Chelyabinsk players again caught the Ufa team on error and gained ovations of the "Tractor-Arena" for the fourth time. By the middle of the last playing frame Salavat Yulaev set a kind of record, being on the ice three together for the third time.
The coaching staff of the Ufa club tried to get this game out by capitalizing on man-advantage. However, the score on the scoreboard did not change — 4: 1. The series returns to Ufa with a score of 2: 2. The fifth match will be held on March 23.