(2) Sibir 3
(3) Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2
Sibir leads the series 2-0
Sibir took a 2-0 lead in its series against Metallurg thanks to a 3-2 victory in front of another jubilant packed house in Novosibirsk.
This was another hard-fought encounter with both teams creating plenty of dangerous opportunities around each other’s nets, and it was perhaps surprising that there was only one goal in the first period. It went to the host: Viktor Bobrov perfectly placed to convert Ivan Vershchagin’s pass midway through the opening session.
That lead lasted until midway through the second period when Jan Kovar finally found a way past Alexander Salak. Magnitka’s caused was helped by a soft penalty given away by Stepan Sannikov, and the relief was palpable after yesterday’s shut-out. But the joy was short-lived as Sannikov soon redeemed his earlier error. He battled his way out of the corner, evading the attentions of Rinat Ibragimov and Vladislav Kamenev before rushing the net and forc ...