On September 17, Ak Bars beat Salavat Yulaev (4:1) in the KHL Regular Championship.
Ufa opened the scooring at the beginning of the first period on powerplay. Markus Granlund made a feed from the board, where Teemu Hartikainen made shot on goal.
Aк Bars also had outnumbered advantage in the first period. Kirill Petrov got the puck from Danis Zaripov, and then led out the shot to Nigel Dawes, who scored in the fourth game in a row.
In the second period, Danis Zaripov caught a rebound on slot got the puck into the open corner.
In the third period, Zaripov scored a double, going one-on-one after Stanislav Galiev's pass. Soon Stanislav Galiev stood out and made shout on goal from the left face-off circle.
Ak Bars will play next game at home on September 20 against Sochi. Start at 17:00.
Ak Bars − Salavat Yulaev − 4:1 (1:1, 1:0, 2:0)
0:1 Khartikainen (Manninen, Granlund, 07:57, 5х4)
1:1 Dawes (Petrov, Zaripov, 14:27, 5х4)
2:1 Zaripov (Galiev, 22:11)
3:1 Zaripov (Galiev, 47:50)
4:1 Galiev (Pedan, Zaripov, 51:14, 5х3)
Kazan. «Tatneft Arena». 4445 spectators
Goaltenders: Bilyalov − Metsola
Judges: Viktor Birin, Alexandr Sergeyev, Artyom Savenkov, Nikita Vilyugin
Ak Bars team:
Goaltenders: Timur Bilyalov (Adam Reideborn);
Albert Yarullin (A) - Mikael Vikstrand, Nigel Dawes - Justin Azevedo - Kirill Petrov;
Nikita Lyamkin - Andrey Pedan, Nikita Dynyak - Artem Galimov - Dmitry Voronkov;
Dmitry Yudin - Roman Rukavishnikov, Stanislav Galiev - Alexandr Burmistrov - Danis Zaripov (C);
Christian Henkel Artyom Lukoyanov - Ilya Safonov - Mikhail Fisenko, Saveli Kuvardin.
Salavat Yulaev team:
Goaltenders: Juha Metsola (Vladislav Sukhachyov);
Yevgeni Biryukov - Pavel Koledov, Markus Granlund - Sakari Manninen - Teemu Khartikainen;
Grigori Panin - Alexandr Alexeyev, Ilya Baranov - Alexandr Kadeykin - Vladimir Zharkov;
Yevgeni Lisovets - Dmitry Korobov, Pyotr Khokhryakov - Mikhail Vorobyov - Dmitry Kugryshev;
Alexey Semyonov - Shakir Mukhamadullin, Danil Bashkirov - Artyom Pimenov - Eduard Gimatov.
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