In a festive mood team Jokerit welcomed Medvescak at their Hartwall Arena in Helsinki. After and open an equally matched 64 minutes of play, the Finns scored a win on put up two more points on their Independence Day. Ville Lajunen found him self all alone in the left bully circle on a power play and didn't have much problem putting the puck behind Drew MacIntyre.
„A few weeks ago Jokerit played an excellent road game in Zagreb and we knew we had to make some adjustments to our game. And today they allowed us to spend more time in Jokerit's zone. My guys came out ready to play, we created chances and were forchecking hard. Especially in the final period when we carried the game. It's unfortunate we got a penalty in the end, but I'm very happy with today's effort,“ Gordie Dwyer, Bears head coach summed up to game.
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Bears continue their road trip on Thursday, 08 December with a game against Dinamo Riga. Puck drops at 6.30 PM CET at Inbox.lv Ledus Halle.
HC JOKERIT HELSINKI – KHL MEDVESCAK ZAGREB 4:3 OT (1:1;2:1;0:1;1:0)
KHL, Hartwall arena, Helsinki
04:25 1-0 Gymer (Kulda, Pihlström)
05:16 1-1 Katic (Butler, Bezina)
20:31 1-2 Bolduc (Glumac, Morrisonn) SH1
24:07 2-2 Jormakka (Regin, Joensuu)
34:31 3-2 Huhtala (Hishon)
49:56 3-3 Butler (Pare, Bezina)
64:30 4-3 Lajunen (Regin, Jaakola) PP1
SHOTS ON GOAL: 29 - 31
PENALTIES: 8 min – 4 min
HC JOKERIT HELSINKI: Helenius, Zapolski, Joensuu, Jormakka, Regin, Lauridsen, Jensen, Huhtala, Salminen, Hishon, Jaakola, Lajunen, Niemi, Pihlström, Gymer, Rissanen, Kulda, Anttila, Mäki, Mäkinen, Jalvanti
KHL MEDVESCAK ZAGREB: MacIntyre, Gajdučenko, Galiardi, Genoway, Mertl, Morrisonn, Parlett, Katic, Butler, Pare, Krejcik, Bezina, Lessio, Giroux, Bolduc, Larkin, Smith, Glumac, Zanoski, Perkovich
Photo: Pekka Rautiainen /HC Jokerit