HC Salavat Yulaev suffered fourth defeat in row on home ice
UFA, 3 December 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The hockey club Salavat Yulaev returned to Ufa ice after three consecutive defeats. The Finnish Jokerit was the first rival of Salavat Yulaev at the short home series. Guests from Helsinki, despite the active attacking actions of the hosts, were the first to open a score in this confrontation. The teams left for the break with a score of 0: 1, thanks to the goal of the best scorer of the Jokerit Brian O'Neill.
The second period was important primarily for the Ufa defender Alexei Semenov. The defense player scored his first goal of the season assisted by Amirov and Kugryshev in the powerplay. However, Henrik Haapala brought Jokerit forward, which greatly pleased fans of the Finnish club at the Ufa Arena.
Salavat Yulaev managed to equalize in the 48th minute of the match. And again the Bashkir team was saved by the defender Stanislav Gareev in the powerplay. But the Ufa team missed a goal seven minutes before the final siren from Marco Anttila. The forward remained in the goalmouth area unsupervised by the hosts and hit the Juha Metsola’s net — 2: 3.
The team of Nikolai Tsulygin will play the next match with the Chelyabinsk Traktor on December 3.