Young Metallurg Novokuznetsk goalie Ilya Sorokin had another busy evening – making more than 50 saves against Sibir.
The visitors dominated for much of this Siberian derby, but 19-year-old Sorokin performed wonders to force the game into overtime. Dmitry Kugryshev’s second of the night finally gave Sibir the win, scoring a third goal on Sorokin with his team’s 54th shot on target.
He was less than four minutes away from claiming a memorable victory when Maxim Ignatovich scored through traffic with a shot from the blue line to tie the game at 2-2. That was Sibir’s 51st shot on goal in the game, and the 18th of the third period.
The early stages were far more evenly matched. Kugryshev gave Sibir the lead but two goals in 61 seconds from Ansel Galimov and Alexander Romanov turned the game around.
After that Sibir pressed relentlessly. In the second session it outshot the hosts 25-3 without finding a way past Sorokin before finally ending the goalie’s resistance near the end. ...