Salavat Yulaev interrupted series of defeats with victory over Traktor
UFA, 4 December 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
In front of its fans, HC Salavat Yulaev tried to take revenge on Traktor, to which it recently lost 4: 2 on the road. The head coach of the Ufa team Nikolai Tsulygin again shuffled the lines for this match. Soshnikov and Manninen played together with Omark in the first line, Burmistrov was moved to the second line with Gimatov and Amirov.
Guests were the first to score. In the eighth minute, Lukash Sedlak managed to hit the net of Andrei Kareev. Before the break, Salavat Yulaev not only scored back but also came forward. Dmitry Kugryshev scored his 100th goal in the KHL, and Arzamastsev capitalized on the power play.
The second twenty-minute period kicked off with a goal by the Traktor. Nick Bailen successfully threw and hit the Ufa team net in the power play. After a while, Larsen pushed the puck behind Vladislav Sukhachev, thereby having improved the statistics of Salavat Yulaev in the power play. Linus Omark secured the advantage of the Ufa team in the equality in the 33rd minute of the match — 4: 2.
The hosts did not stop on four goals. Vladimir Zharkov scored the fifth goal of the match. The final score on the scoreboard was 5: 2. Thus, the team of Tsulygin interrupted the four-match series of defeats by a victory over wards of Vladimir Yurzinov Jr.
Salavat Yulaev will play the next match on home ice with Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) on December 5.