Salavat Yulaev conceded odd goal from Ak Bars and lost in 5th series of “green derby”
UFA, 24 January 2020. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
For the first time in the history of the KHL matches, Salavat Yulaev and Ak Bars met for the fifth time in a season. In the first period, the fans did not see the goals, but the second twenty minutes featured four goals at once.
Salavat Yulaev was the first to score. The three foreign players capitalized on the powerplay: Omark, Larsen, and Hartikainen. Seven minutes later, Kazan equalized with the help of a throw by Stanislav Galiev. And then Albert Yarullin brought Ak Bars forward. However, the rivals went to the second break with an equal score on the scoreboard. Pavel Koledov from the blue line hit the net of Timur Bilyalov — 2: 2.
In the third period, it was a one-goal game. However, it happened only in a series of shootouts. Juha Metsola failed to save an odd goal. The Finnish goalkeeper of the Ufa team already celebrated the victory of his team when the puck treacherously fell behind his back and bounced over the goal line — 3: 2.
The team of Nikolai Tsulygin will play the next match with the Barys club at the Ufa Arena on January 25.