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28 November 2017, 14:25

HC Salavat Yulaev lost away game against Neftekhimik with minimum score

UFA, 28 November 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/. HC Salavat Yulaev arrived in Nizhnekamsk focused on getting out of the crisis; otherwise the team may fail to reach the playoff zone. But HC Neftekhimik held the initiative from the first minutes of the match on the native ice, Salavat Yulaev showed only defensive play.
After the break, the hosts of the ice confirmed the statistics: the team is one of the best in the KHL for the game in the second period. Salavat Yulaev was left with only three players, and the Zubov’s penalty happened due to incorrect transfer of the stick to Scrivens. A few seconds later, the Tatarstan club scored a goal. Later the guests took revenge with the help of Joonas Kempainen. But the equal score lasted a few seconds: Dan Sexton scored the second goal for Neftekhimik 2-1.
The third period was the most active for both teams. At one point Burdasov literally conjured the puck into the Ezhov’s net. But the referees after viewing decided that there was blocking of the goalkeeper - the goal was not counted. Later, Omark equalized the score- 2: 2.
Five minutes before the end of the match, the captain of the home team Oleg Piganovich scored a goal - 3: 2.
HC Salavat Yulaev departs to Kazan for the second "green derby" in the anniversary season of the KHL.
Author:Natalia Ovcharuk
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