HC Salavat Yulaev gained two points by winning Admiral at home
UFA, 22 January 2020. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On January 21, Ufa Arena hosted an important match for both HC Salavat Yulaev and Admiral. Both teams are competing for a place in the playoffs. They needed two points, and in the first period, the rivals exchanged shots to the goalposts.
In the second period, Salavat Yulaev regained the initiative. In the 29th minute of the match, Dmitry Kugryshev took advantage of the opponent's mistake in midfield and successfully delivered the puck into the net of the Vladivostok team. Then, the home team had two more powerplay episodes but failed to use it. Though, a few seconds after the fifth Admiral player came out, Nikita Soshnikov hit the net of the goalkeeper Anton Krasotkin for the second time.
Six minutes before the final siren, Martin Bakos almost scored a goal to Juha Metsola. "Ufa-Arena" thanked the Finnish goalkeeper of Salavat Yulaev for his great save. The trainees of Sergei Svetlov tried to reverse the match playing "6 to 4". However, the Vladivostok club could not turn the tide of the match. Ufa players earned two points, and it is the fourth shutout of Juha Metsola in the current season.