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Ak Bars

Coach: Zinetula Bilyaletdinov


Coach: Raimo Summanen
Game stats
  • 0 Power play goals 0
  • 0 Shorthanded goals 0
  • 3 Power play opportunities 2
  • 19 Faceoffs won 27
  • 4 Penalty in minutes 6

Ak Bars posts second shut-out. Eastern semi-finals, Day 3

16 March 2015, 22:41

(4)Avangard 0  (1) Ak Bars 2 Ak Bars leads the series 2-1 For the second game in a row Ak Bars shut out Avangard to move ahead in this series as injuries begin to bite into Raimo Summanen’s line-up. Shorn of the talents of Vladimir Sobotka and Denis Parshin the home team was struggling to field more than one line with a potent goal threat and a well-drilled Kazan defense was always going to make it hard to find a breakthrough. By the first intermission in a game where there were few clear-cut chances, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov’s team was confident that it could step up the pace without fear of being caught on a counter-attack. It still took until almost halfway through the game before Ak Bars got in front, though. Ilya Nikulin, still a reliable goal-scorer from the blue-line, followed up a neat move to score from mid-range. Avangard looked short of ideas, and even if it was able to spend more game time around Anders Nilsson’s net it wasn’t really stretching the Swe ...

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