Today, January 14, in the South Ural derby, the Chelyabinsk Tractor defeated Magnitogorsk Metallurg. This season was unsuccessful for both teams, but the game turned out to be gambling.
After the home game with Sochi, the “black and white” coach made changes to the starting lineup and announced 6 defenders and 14 forwards for the match. The first match for the “Tractor” was held by the newcomer of the club Vladimir Bobylev. In the fourth link Demid Mansurov replaced Gleb Zaitsev, Vitaly Menshikov after disqualification returned to the second pair of defenders.
The first period went without goals. Hockey players created dangerous moments and only kindled the excitement of the fans.
The second period immediately began with the puck. Lukas Sedlak successfully gave the puck to Tomasz Gike, and he threw it into the goal of Metallurg. Opponents answered after six minutes – Matushkin received a transmission on the blue line from partners and “flashed” Galimov with a powerful throw – 1: 1. Despite the puck missed, the “black and white” continued to act according to the plan for the game. In the attack at Tractor, the first link was actively looking, where Vyacheslav Osnovin joined the top three attacks to Gike and Sedlak, who interacted very well with Czech partners. At the end of the period, Vladimir Yurzinov’s wards made the Magnitogorsk players make a mistake in their area and go ahead – Kaylof imposed a fight in the corner of the court and pushed Mikheev to the throw, the attacker hit the near corner of Koshechkin from the throw-in point – 2: 1
The final segment was actively started by the wards of Ilya Vorobyov, the Chelyabinsk citizens acted disciplined and neatly in their area, trying not to get the removal. Tractor players occasionally fled to the attack, acting on counterattacks. Magnitogorsk residents nevertheless got their chance to realize the majority nine minutes before the end of the period, but the guests could not realize the excess. At the end of the period, Vyacheslav Osnovin had an excellent opportunity to consolidate his advantage, but after an excellent beat, the striker was unable to send the puck past Koshechkin. Chelyabinsk citizens, playing from defense, managed to bring the matter to victory. The final siren recorded on the scoreboard 2: 1 in favor of “Tractor”.