Hockey players from the NHL played the first matches of the playoffs of the Gagarin Cup

SKA St. Petersburg in the first match of the series 1/8 finals defeated Podolsky “Vityaz” – 6:1.

the SKA Forward Andrey Kuzmenko opened the scoring midway through the first period, after which the guests managed to score a return ball by the efforts of Paul Chernova.

In the second period of the game four times struck the gate Ilya Yezhov. Scored a double Kirill Marchenko, also a second for myself the goal was scored Kuzmenko, another goal on account of of Joonas Kemppainen.

In the third period, Kuzmenko scored a hat-trick, setting the final result of the meeting.

the organization for the first time in his career scored 90 points for the season

Commenting on the results of the match, the head coach of the “Vityaz” Mikhail Kravets at the post-match press conference admitted to journalists that is satisfied only by the strike in the first period:

– By and large, turned out to show themselves only in the first twenty minutes. Was a good fight, fulfilling the game tasks, but even in this situation, we have managed to provide an assist for Kuzmenko. The first three, even four goals – clean of our mistakes, losses in their zone, which forwards a team like SKA, don’t forgive. This, I think, the main mistake. But this is only the first game in the playoffs. The results are different, then the teams are winning. Here you need to perform and try to change the situation.

What’s broken in the system of the team, why is it disastrous second period?

Michael Kravets: but not broken. Have the puck from behind the goal to throw in a facial and not to get into a save. Then again, you have four to give to you took away the puck. Then again, it is necessary to throw it away. There is a gap – the puck stays in their zone, and we do give the enemy, especially four. Them anymore.

the transmissions are the nerves?

Michael Kravets: I think it’s not nerves, and workmanship.

the head coach of the “Vityaz” Mikhail Kravets believes that to fight on equal terms with SKA his team managed only in the first period

In turn, nastavnito SKA’s Alexei Kudashov praised his side for peace of mind:

– at First in the first period was a little nervous, so not quite everything worked. In the second period, the guys calmed down, started to move better, and went in moments, I went to the game. In principle, it is a series just started.

Very confidently began the series “Barys”, which the house defeated Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” – 4:0.

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the scoring in the first period was opened through the puck Curtis Wolf. In the middle of the second period, the Atta of Ohtamaa doubled the advantage for his team.

At the end of the match, the players of “Barys” has twice amazed gate “the Metallurgist”. At first it made IIRO Pakarinen, scoring into an empty net and then Darren Dietz scored on a PowerPlay in the last minute of the game.

fans and the Finnish “Jokerit”. Rival “jokers” in the playoffs became Yaroslavl “the locomotive”. Despite the fact that experts were confident that the teams ‘ chances of progressing to the next stage are absolutely equal, the first match was “railroad” game. Jokerit has sent in gate “the Locomotive” six unanswered goals.

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as part of the Finnish team scored Veli-Matti Savinainen, Peter Regin, Nicklas Jensen, Petri Kontiola and Mikko Lehtonen.

Finally, Omsk “Avangard” was stronger than “fatsavata Yulaev” – 5:2.

In the first period, the teams exchanged in goals – goal residents Linus Odarka said Sergey Shumakov, who converted a majority. In the second 20-minute “avant-garde” four times struck the gate Yuxi Metsola. Scored a double Kirill Semenov, more goals scored Andrey Stas and Valentin Pyanov. “Salavat Yulaev” responded only one goal Teemu of Hartikainen.

the Most productive player of the meeting was the forward of “Avant-garde” Shumakov, in addition to the goals noted two assists.


the Captain of the club NHL Washington capitals Alexander Ovechkin scored three points in the victorious match of the regular championship of NHL against the “Minnesota” (4:3). The assets of the Russian striker two goals and one assists.

On account Ovechkin became 1274 (703+571) points in 1148 games during his entire career in the NHL. He rose to 36th place in the history of the League performance, sharing this position with the former defender of “Colorado” and “St. Louis” al Macinnis.

the Next target of the Russian hockey player will be the legend Detroit red wings Alex Delvecchio, which takes 35th place with 1281 points.