Salavat Yulaev led in series with Avtomobilist with minimum score
UFA, 14 March 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The semi-final of the Eastern Conference started in Yekaterinburg with Avtomobilist — Salavat Yulaev match. For the first 20 minutes, there were a couple of dangerous moments on both sides and zero goals.
After the break, Salavat Yulaev got a chance in 5-on-3 play. The foreign line of the team – Omark, Larsen, and Kempainen capitalized on the power play and opened the scoring in the round with the Yekaterinburg team — 0: 1.
Avtomobilist in the second period had a similar chance but failed to break the defense of the Ufa team.
In the final segment, the Ural team began to increase the speed of the match and, as a result, received a penalty. The team of Nikolay Tsulygin made a mistake in the middle zone and let the Avtomobilist players to the offensive zone. And this time Juha Metsola performed an incredible save.
The head coach of the hosts a minute before the final siren changed the goalkeeper to the sixth field player and took a time out. But Andrei Martemyanov’s players could not hit the net of the Finnish goalkeeper. The Ufa club led in the series — 1: 0.
The next match of rivals will be held in Yekaterinburg on March 16.