Salavat Yulaev snatched victory from Metallurg in overtime
UFA, 17 October 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Ufa hockey players came to Magnitogorsk after defeating to Avtomobilist (0: 1). HC Salavat Yulaev took the initiative from the very first minutes. Alexander Kadeykin distinguished himself at the equator of the match with Metallurg: the forward demonstrated a real trick and struck Vasily Koshechkin’s net. However, the home team responded a few seconds before the first break: Andrei Chibisov attacked Juha Metsola. The Finnish goalkeeper did not manage to save the net — 1: 1.
In the second period, there were no goals at Magnitogorsk Arena, as in the third too. Statistics stated that both opponents had equal chances to win. But in the overtime, it was Philip Larsen who scored a final goal. In the line with Omark and Hartikainen, the defender received an accurate pass after a takeaway on the blue line and earned a point to his personal count and helped the team to pull out two points in this match.
Nikolay Tsulygin’s players will spend the next away match versus Ak Bars. Fans will see the second "green derby" of the 11th KHL season.