Mozyakin must wait for record
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 2 Metallurg Magnitogorsk 0
It was set to be the day that Sergei Mozyakin reached Boris Mikhailov’s All-Time Russian goalscoring record – but Avtomobilist clearly hadn’t read the script.
Three goals in three games for the Metallurg captain this season brought him to within a single strike of Mikhailov’s 428 markers in the Soviet top league. But on Monday, Mozyakin was thwarted by Vladimir Sokhatsky in the Avtomobilist net. His 28 saves included five from his most illustrious opponent; the wait for a place in history continues at least until Thursday’s game at Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk.
The game wasn’t all about Mozyakin. At the other end Rok Ticar broke the deadlock after two goalless periods, racing onto Evgeny Chesalin’s pass and going one-on-one with Vasily Koshechkin before beating the goalie with a backhand.
Soon after Anatoly Golyshev made it 2-0 with a power play marker and that was enough to settle the outcome. No record-br ...