Salavat Yulaev lost to Jokerit in long shootout series
UFA, 14 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The first goal in the season by Alexander Kadeikin, the injury of Grigory Panin and the Finnish tight-checking game — all this was seen by KHL fans on Hartwall Arena ice during the Salavat Yulaev versus Jokerit match.
Alexander Kadeikin became the author of the first goal in this game. However, two goals were immediately won by the hosts in the second period by Mikko Lehtonen and Brian O'Neill. The latter excelled in the powerplay, which the Jokerit had after Burmistrov’s mistake.
Before the second break, the Ufa team was able to equalize the score with the help of a shot by Pyotr Khokhryakov, who played the second match with Omark and Hartikainen — 2: 2.
The third twenty minutes was not marked with goals and the game flowed smoothly into overtime. But even in the game “three to three”, the rivals did not determine the winner. The Bashkir team had the second consecutive shootout series. The Finnish goalkeeper tried to save the green squad, but the field players of the Salavat Yulaev did not score, and the defender of the hosts hit the Metsola’s net — 2: 3. It was the sixth consecutive victory of Jokerit.
The team of Nikolai Tsulygin will spend the next match with Vityaz in Moscow Region on October 15.