The Czech striker Lukáš Sedlák decided in the last minute of today’s match of the Continental League on the victory of the hockey players of Chelyabinsk over Nizhny Novgorod 3: 2. After the middle of the first period, the score of the match was opened by his teammate and the only more productive hockey player in the Traktor cadre, Tomáš Hyka, this season, and both Czech national team members also assisted each other. Goalkeeper Jakub Kovář picked up a clean sheet for the eighth time in the season and Ekaterinburg won 3-0 on Sochi ice.
Chelyabinsk lost the lead twice in a duel between two certain playoff participants. The farmer broke the tie in 59:08 and with the sixteenth goal of the season he became independent at the head of the club table of shooters ahead of Vitaly Kravcov. In 38th place in team productivity, Sedlák lags behind Hyka with 38 points, who has a 14 + 35 balance before Saturday’s last match of the basic part.
Other Czech shooters in the program of the penultimate day of play were Hynek Zohorn from Khabarovsk and Robin Hanzl from Spartak Moscow, but both only contributed to gaining a point after defeats in overtime. Amur lost in Helsinki with Jokerit 3: 4, Spartak at home with Novosobirsk 2: 3.
Kovář secured the already safe lead in the statistics among goalkeepers according to the number of clean accounts. Sochi caught the hockey players all 29 shots and thanks to him Avtomobilist can still fight for the sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Only the last day of play will decide the winner of the basic part. Kazan lost 2: 3 at home after separate raids on Magnitogorsk, while the leader of the Western Conference CSKA Moscow won with the same result on the ice of Yaroslavl and is now losing only a point at Ak Bars.
|Chelyabinsk – Nizhny Novgorod 3: 2 (at home Peasant a Hyka both 1 + 1)|
|Yaroslavl – CSKA Moscow 2: 3 after sam. raids|
|Kazan – Magnitogorsk 2: 3 after sam. raids|
|Kunlun Red Star – Barys Nur-Sultan 0:3|
|Nizhnekamsk – Cherepovets 2: 3 in prod.|
|HK Sochi – Yekaterinburg 0: 3 (Blacksmith net account)|
|Jokerit Helsinki – Khabarovsk 4: 3 in prod. (Krejčík 0+1 – H. Zohorna 1+0, Jordan 0+1)|
|Omsk – Ufa 1: 2|
|Saint Petersburg – Vitaz Podolsk 4: 0|
|Spartak Moscow – Novosibirsk 2: 3 in prod. (for home Hanzl 1+0)|
|Dinamo Riga – Dinamo Minsk 1: 2|
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|Note: Minsk, Kunlun, Dynamo Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Viťaz Podolsk and Magnitogorsk have technical prizes included. Teams marked “x” have some progress to the playoffs.|