Salavat Yulaev doubled lead in series with Avtomobilist - 3:1
UFA, 21 March 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The starting period of the fourth playoff match between Salavat Yulaev HC and Avtomobilist turned out to be eventful. Five minutes after the start, a defender Alexei Semenov successfully capitalized on the powerplay. A minute later, the young striker of the Ufa team Edward Gimatov secured an advantage. Nevertheless, the guests from Yekaterinburg reduced a backlog. Francis Pare scored a goal. The figures on the scoreboard were changed by the newly-made father of daughter Philip Larsen – 3:1.
In the second period, the players of Nikolai Tsulygin continued to storm the net of Jakub Kovář. The fourth goal was scored by the frontline Jonas Kempainen.
In the final 20 minutes, the Ufa players tried to keep the score, and the guests changed the goalkeeper. Leonid Fomin went out to defend the net. Two minutes before the final siren, the second puck magically flew behind Metsola: Denis Bodrov — 4: 2.
The next match of the second round of playoff games will be held in Yekaterinburg. Avtomobilist has no room for error, while Salavat is one step before reaching the final of the Eastern Conference of the KHL. The score in the series is 3-1.