Salavat Yulaev lost to Avtomobilist
UFA, 17 January 2020. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On the evening of January 16, Ufa Salavat Yulaev held its final match of the first away series of 2020. The team of Nikolai Tsulygin competed with Avtomobilist in Yekaterinburg.
After the last game, the coaching staff of our team made a number of changes in the composition, the press service of the Bashkir team reports. This time, Juha Metsola appeared in the net from the first minutes, and Andrei Kareev was a reserve goalkeeper. In addition, Eduard Gimatov and Alexei Kruchinin were replaced by Mikhail Pashnin and Dmitry Kugryshev.
The starting period was held with a slight playing advantage for the hosts, who frequently attacked Metsola’s net. The Ufa goalkeeper performed very confidently, saving all throws.
The second twenty-minute period began with active attacks by the teams and already in the opening, the rivals had great opportunities to score. As a result, at one point, the Finnish goalkeeper could not help out his team and Salavat Yulaev left for the break having 0-2 in the score.
Nikolai Tsulygin’s players started the final game segment very vigorously. In the 6th minute of the period, they scored a goal in an organized attack. After a shot from the blue line, Khokhryakov successfully played on the offensive zone and reduced the gap to a minimum. Soshnikov succeeded in a magnificent wrist shot from the face-off circle — 2: 2! After that, when playing in the powerplay the guests allowed Golyshev to score a goal. In the end, the Ufa team tried to save the game but let in an empty-net goal.
Avtomobilist (Yekaterinburg) — Salavat Yulaev (Ufa)
4: 2 (0: 0, 2: 0, 2: 2).