An unmemorable performance by the Bears and another three points lost are a short resume of tonight’s game in the Ice Hall. Metallurg Novokuznetsk spared no bodies in blocking shots, had an early goal and took over the lead they would not drop. The Bears managed to answer by scoring two goals in the closing frame, but it was too little, too late.
“That first goal showed to the most important one. Novokuznetsk scored on their first shot on goal and taking a goal like that puts you on your heels. Our team has stalled offensively as of late and that confidence in finding the back of the net is something we have to collectively work on. Novokuznetsk found a way to score the second one and after that in the third period we had our chances, but their goalie played very good today,” commented Medvescak’s head coach, Gordie Dwyer, after the game.
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The second game of the first back-to-back series will start tomorrow at 7 PM in the Ice Hall. The Bears will take the ice against Avangard Omsk.
KHL MEDVESCAK ZAGREB – HC METALLURG NOVOKUZNJECK 2:3 (0:1;0:1;2:1)
KHL, Ice Hall of Dom sportova, Zagreb
00:49 0-1 Fatkullin (Zemchenko)
39:16 0-2 Taratukhin (Viharev, Vasilchenko)
47:47 1-2 Bezina (Genoway, Galiardi)
53:43 1-3 Komaristy (Zemchenko)
59:12 2-3 Hedberg PS
SHOTS ON GOAL: 36 - 26
PENALTIES: 4 min - 14 min
KHL MEDVESCAK ZAGREB: MacIntyre, Garnett, Genoway, Parlett, Galiardi, Giroux, Lessio, Glumac, Butler, Larkin, Krejcik, Bolduc, Bezina, Smith, Morrisonn, Mertl, Katic, Pare, Arkalov, Hedberg
HC METALLURG NOVOKUZNJECK: Kareyev, Podyapolskij, Yemec, Arbuzov, Polishchuk, Skutar, Solovyov, Titov, Vasilchenko, Mihaylov, Mikheyev, Fatkullin, Musin, Razumov, Taratukhin, Vikharev, Komaristy, Kuklev, Lebedev, Zemchenko, Semyonov, Lyamkin
Photo: Igro Šoban/Pixsell