Game #3. Traktor 1:2 Avtomobilist.
Before the game with Avtomobilist coaching staff made some changes to the lineup. Anvar Gatiyatulin decided to come back to the connection Penkovsky-Polygalov-Videll, which played well during offseason. Gilbert Brule was moved to the third line with Alexander Rybakov and Alexander Sharov.
It was the third line that gave the first lead. Igor Isayev passed along the blue line to Alexander Shinin, he directed the puck to the net and Alexander Rybakov tipped it inside – 1:0. But Traktor couldn’t retain its lead. After 4 minutes Francise Pare deked past the defender and found Taylor Back – 1:1. In the second period the game turned even. Sporadically game was losing its tempo. Teams had chances on power play, but after 40 minutes the score stayed even.
In the beginning of the third period Avtobilist took the lead. They made an attack flying through the neutral zone. Video-referee reviewed the goal but he didn’t see the offside – 1:2. Traktor could equalize and pressed the net, but their momentum suffered because of the too many men penalty. Black’n’white team attacked with six skaters in the end of the game – however the away team won.
TRAKTOR Chelyabinsk vs AVTOMOBILIST Ekaterinburg – 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1)
Goals: Rybakov (Shinin, Isayev) 8 (1:0), Back (Pare, King) 12 (1:1), Mikhnov 42 (1:2)
Francouz (empty net)
Bailen – Vishnevsky, Penkovsky – Polygalov – Videll;
Koltsov – Borodkin, Kruchinin – Szczechura – Yakutsenya;
Shinin – Isayev, Brule – Rybakov – Sharov;
Alexei Petrov – Mamayev, Tridchikov – Yuri Petrov – Kravtsov.
Lyamin – Megalinskiy, King – Pare – Back;
Misharin – Chaikovsky, Gareyev – Torchenyuk – Mikhnov;
Vasilevsky – Tryamkin, Krikunov – Kucheryavenko – Golyashev;
Schemerov – Rasseikin, Chesalin – Popov –Simakov.
27th of August, 2017. Chelyabinsk. Ice Arena Traktor named after Valery Belousov. 7500 spectators.All news