Sixth win of season: Salavat Yulaev congratulates Lamsa by defeating Kunlun Red Star
16 matches were held by HC Salavat Yulaev and the Chinese Kunlun Red Star. The dragons have only five victories on their count. The guests arrived in Ufa with two wins this season, and one of them was in the shootout. Salavat Yulaev does not have any defeats yet.
In the match's opening, the goalkeeper of Kunlun Red Star, Alexander Lazushin, had more work to do. The game continued until the first error. As a result, Alexey Pustozerov, in the 15th minute of the match, opened the score — 1: 0.
At the start of the second period, the teams slowed down, but the second goal by the Bashkir team gave a new impetus to the match. Nikolai Kulemin scored the sixth goal of the season, assisted by Sergey Shmelev. During these 20 minutes, the "dragons" intensified the attacks on the goalkeeper of Salavat Yulaev Alexander Sharychenkov. However, they could not reach his net, although they earned two minutes of the powerplay.
The Salavat Yulaev tripled their advantage in the 43rd minute of the match with the help of Vladislav Kartaev. However, literally, 40 seconds later, Sharychenkov missed the first goal. The home team played back, and Pyotr Khokhryakov scored the fourth goal.
After that, three hockey players from Beijing stayed on the ice. When playing 5 on 3, Sergey Shmelev turned out to be accurate — 5:1.
Note that this is the sixth victory of the Ufa team in the season. This game became congratulation on a happy birthday for the head coach of Salavat Yulaev Tomi Lamsa.
The Bashkir team will play the final match of the first home series against Dynamo Minsk on September 18.