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28 November 2018, 12:44

HC Salavat Yulaev was defeated by leader of Conference - Avtomobilist from Yekaterinburg

UFA, 28 November 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Stanislav Shakhov/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/. HC Salavat Yulaev continued the home games with a match against the Eastern Conference leader, Yekaterinburg's Avtomobilist, and conceded 0: 2. At the beginning of the second period during a power play, a goal was scored by the guest forward Alexander Kucheryavenko. At the beginning of the third period, the Ufa’s goalkeeper Juha Metsola made a gross mistake - he came out of the net to quickly catch the puck, but lost it and failed to go back in time. Anatoly Golyshev hit the net.
Around the middle of the second period, the Salavat Yulaev team scored a goal, but after a video preview, it was not counted due to interference with the goalkeeper. In the last two minutes, the Ufa team removed the goalkeeper and played six against four, and about 20 seconds against three players, but still did not manage to hit the net of Jakub Kovář.
Avtomobilist vigorously began the season, having scored 18 victories in a row. This is the Eastern Conference record. Only SKA scored more victories in a row in the KHL. Last season, the team of Oleg Znarok won 20 games in a row. Since the beginning of the season, the club from Yekaterinburg has lost six times (three of them were the last games in a row) and leads in the East in terms of points scored, taking the second place in the team count. HC Salavat Yulaev after 31 games is the seventh in the East.
Earlier, Salavat Yulaev and Avtomobilist played 23 matches in the KHL, the Ufa club won 11 of them. The overall count of goals is 75-70 in favor of our team. Of them the teams played two matches last year - the Salavat Yulaev won at home 5: 3, while lost to Avtomobilist 4: 0 in the away match. In the current season, the teams met in Yekaterinburg on October 14. The Ufa team then lost with a minimum score of 0: 1.
Author:Stanislav Shakhov
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