The return to playing on a larger surface proved to be a challenge during the first, and a goal at the start of the third, Severstals third goal all together gave the hosts enough security to close the game off:”We adjusted to the larger ice as the game went on, especially in the second, but the third goal from the hosts proved crucial. They scored it early in the third and after that they brought the game to a close.”
But the Bears weren’t without their own chances, especially in the second, while the result was still very much in reach:”We had our chances, with the man advantage and on equal strength, but we didn’t make the most of them. We wanted these three points, but they deservingly stay in Cherepovets.”
Danny Taylor’s net was opened by captain Andrei Shefer with a bombshell shot from the blue line at the start of the game, but after that the scoring was taken over by 20 year old Pavel Buchnevich who notched a hattrick. A goal at the end of the second and two more in the third gave the killing blow to the Bears.
Mikko Kousa, visibly saddened by the loss shortly commented :”We know the game would be tough, probably harder than the one in Zagreb, but there’s no excuse for this. From wherever we start, this was a terrible game for us.”
The Bears have a chance to return to winning ways this Saturday in Moscow against CSKA. The game starts at 3:00 PM Zagreb time.
Video source: www.khl.ru
HK SEVERSTAL CHEREPOVETS – KHL MEDVEŠČAK ZAGREB 4:0 (1:0;1:0;2:0)
KHL, Ice hall Cherepovets, Cherepovets
04:32 1-0 Shefer (Kudako, Trunyov)
36:26 2-0 Buchnevich
45:54 3-0 Buchnevich (Kagarlicky)
46:46 4-0 Buchnevich (Kagarlicky, Trubachyov)
SHOTS ON GOAL: 41 - 22
PENALTIES: 10 min – 10 min
HC SEVERSTAL CHEREPOVETS: Stepanek, Magarilov, Kudako, Stasenko, Berdnikov, Kagarlicky, Nikontsev, Kazakovtsev, Trubachyov, Shefer, Skorokhodov, Karlsson, Khokhlov, Blatak, Dorofeyev, Nemec, Gimatov, Viharev, Monahov, Trunyov, Moiseyev, Buchnevich
KHL MEDVESCAK ZAGREB: Taylor, Kroselj, Kinrade, Genoway, Deutsch, Parlett, Kousa, Brule, Mäntylä, Hedberg, Jämtin, Bjorkstrand, Jurcina, Smolenak, Perkovich, Morrisonn, Saarinen, Mertl, Katic, Kvapil, Arkalov