Jokerit started the new year with a win against Dynamo
The game was the first one for the Helsinki team in the year 2022 and Jokerit played in the home ice – without audience though, since the covid restrictions had emptied the stands in the turn of the year. These conditions shall last for at least couple of weeks.
Jokerit did rise to victory over CSKA in a thriller game
On the last game of the year for CSKA and Jokerit these two teams met each other in Moscow. After battling a few times quite recently the teams knew each other pretty well and they most likely knew what’ was ahead of them on the ice. Both earlier games were played in Helsinki and CSKA won them with a narrow margin.
Jokerit rolled over Kunlun Red Star on the home ice
Kunlun Red Star had lost nine consecutive games and the reminder of the regular season didn’t matter that much to the team as the possibilities to get to the playoffs had gone away. Jokerit were in a much better situation, but also the Helsinki team had been losing a lot lately. Therefore Jokerit wanted to get back on track against the China based team.
Jokerit defeated Dinamo in a game of narrow margins
These two teams had their first match-up of the season just a week ago in Minsk. That time the home team was slightly better and took the points with them. Malte Strömwall was in a huge role with his three goals. Jokerit have been on a losing-streak and haven’t received a single point from their last three games. Dinamo had taken wins from their two most recent games as they’d beaten Jokerit and also Dinamo Riga.
Hot goaltending secured the win for Spartak over Jokerit
Spartak and Jokerit had faced each other twice before in this regular season and in both times the visiting team has been victorious. The history was favourable for Jokerit, but it was the Friday’s game to decide, if the past times mattered in any sense.
Jokerit managed to win the resilient Severstal
Severstal and Jokerit had played against each other once before in this regular season and that time Jokerit were stronger by numbers 4–1 in Helsinki. Since then both teams have been playing rather well, as Jokerit lead the western conference and Severstal were on the fifth spot.
Dinamo Riga get their first win with Krikunov
After being stuck in the airport for many hours due to weather conditions - Dinamo Riga had finally arrived in Nizhny-Novgorod shorty prior to the game against Torpedo to begin their two-game road trip. Another hurdle to overcome but Riga knew their task at hand despite anything else going on.
Dinamo Riga earn a point in Krikunov’s debut
Another day, another game for Dinamo Riga, and once again huge changes were made before the fourth meeting against Severstal this season. Valerijs Kulibaba no longer the main man on the bench has been replaced by Dinamo Riga legend - Vladimir Krikunov. Another attempt to reset things for the Latvian franchise hoping to crawl out of a hole.
Jokerit beated Lokomotiv with third period goals
These two teams knew each other very well beforehand and as they just recently competed against each other, they most likely remembered what was coming from the opponent’s side. Jokerit had won two of the three previous games this season, but Lokomotiv was the winner of the most recent one.
Dinamo Riga finish road trip with a shootout loss
Dinamo Riga were set to close out their road series where they are yet to see a W added to their total. They lost against HC Sochi in the opener and in a game where they came close to snatching two points - Ak Bars poured cold water over their hopes with a comeback with just ten minutes remaining. Final task at hand - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
Lokomotiv defeated Jokerit in a tight game
Jokerit had won their most recent game, which was on Monday against Spartak in Moscow. The game was full of emotions as it all started with two fights and ended up in glorious victory by the Helsinki team. Lokomotiv on the oher hand had won three of their five previous games, but in the most recent one they suffered a narrow loss against Neftehimik by score 1–0.
Ak Bars shock Dinamo Riga in the third to hand them a loss
Dinamo Riga was heading into their second road game of a three game series. Their opener was against HC Sochi where the team managed to lose in a match that wasn’t action packed and the outcome was determined by only a goal - 0:1. Now a bigger opponent came in, Ak Bars Kazan whom Riga had faced just five days ago.
Jokerit defeated Spartak in a fiery game
Spartak and Jokerit played against each other on Saturday in Helsinki. That time Spartak were able to rise, come from behind and secure the points to themselves with goals of last minutes. Jokerit didn’t play poorly, but lacked some focus on the deciding moments.
Sochi take points from Dinamo Riga in a close contest
Dinamo Riga was set to begin their three-game road trip after having an extended period of on-ice action at home and having lost against Ak Bars they now moved on to play HC Sochi. An important opponent in an important game to try and manage a return to the winning ways.
Home stretch ends with a loss for Dinamo Riga
A six game home-stand for Dinamo Riga came to an end this time facing off against one of KHL’s powerhouses - Ak Bars Kazan. Statistically speaking the visitors had an upper hand having won 18 times in 25 meetings. Prior to the match Ak Bars sat 4th in the Eastern Conference while Dinamo Riga were 10th and looking to close the gap to the play-off zone.
Jokerit defeated Admiral with a solid performance
Jokerit had played one game after a break from the regular season as the first Euro Hockey Tour tournament was played in Helsinki. The Finnish team lost to Dynamo Moscow in an away game, even though they were able to improve their game through the 60 minutes.
Dinamo Riga holds on to earn two points
The international break is over and Dinamo were set to continue their long home-stretch that hasn't been as successful as they would have wanted as they entered the game with two consecutive losses. Their opponent Admiral on the other hand is one a seven-game road trip in which they previously beat the Vityaz team. When both sides met earlier this season in Vladivostok - Riga came on top with a score of 2:1.
Dinamo Riga fall against Jokerit
Dinamo Riga was heading into their final game prior to entering the national team break. This time their task was to face the team that has handed them the toughest loss yet - 8:0 in their first meeting shortly after Sergei Zubov left the team. Riga also hasn’t had a victory against Finnish side in their last seven meetings. A rough patch that they would have to get over
Jokerit defeated Sibir in a game of small margins
After winning Admiral in Vladivostok and having a fourth consecutive game with points earned, Jokerit travelled to Novosibirsk. There the Helsinki team faced Sibir in their third game of the tour in the far east. Jokerit made some changes to their roster, but Janne Juvonen got to keep his position as a starting goaltender.
Convincing home victory for Dinamo Riga
Dinamo Riga continues their home stretch this time taking on the Dynamo Moscow team in a derby that has always been enjoyable for viewers and those that are out there on the ice. Prior to the contest Riga side sat tenth in the Western conference standings while Dynamo side had placed themselves at the third spot.