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Buchnevich shoots down Atlant

23 November 2013, 20:43
Pavel Buchnevich led the way for Severstal in a comfortable win at home to Atlant. He scored twice, including a first-period penalty shot, to help his team to a 3-0 lead before the second interval, and the visitor was unable to recover and claim a repeat of its shoot-out win earlier this season. 

However, the game was marred by an unsavory incident midway through the second period when Severstal’s Pakhrudin Gimbatov caught Ilya Kablukov in the face with a raised stick. As tempers frayed, Gimbatov was expelled from the game, while Atlant’s Mikhail Glukhov picked up a minor for roughing. 

The disruption didn’t affect the final outcome though: Buchnevich completed his good day by getting an assist as Evgeny Kovyrshin made it 4-0. The win sees Severstal leap-frog Atlant into 11th place, still seven points shy of a play-off spot.


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