On December 14, Ak Bars beat Jokerit 4:1 at Tatneft Arena.
The coaches of Ak Bars made several changes to the team for the second match against Jokerit and they were mostly forced. Nikita Lyamkin, Dmitry Yudin and Dmitry Voronkov left to the Russian National team, and Artyom Lukoyanov was injured. The place at the gate was entrusted to Timur Bilyalov.
The team of Dmitry Kvartalnov played more than two minutes in the "5 on 3" format, but could not score. But soon Jokerit opened the scoring- 1:0
In the second period Nigel Dawes moved the puck to the opposite flank and Stefan Da Costa threw exactly in the corner-1:1.
The final twenty minutes passed successfully for Ak Bars and Nigel Dawes brought the team forward. And after 81 seconds Stefan Da Costa already scored for the third time in the game. Kirill Petrov made the final score and hit the empty goal of Jokerit.
Jokerit – Ak Bars – 1:4 (1:0, 0:1, 0:3)
1:0 Tolvanen (Loov, 11:39)
1:1 Da Costa (Dawes, Wikstrand, 31:00, 5x4)
1:2 Dawes (Da Costa, Galiyev, 53: 50, 5x3)
1:3 Da Costa (Tikhonov, 55:11, 5x4)
1:4 Petrov (59:54, ENG)
Goaltenders: Kalnins - Bilyalov.
Goaltenders: Timur Bilyalov (Adam Reideborn);
Mikael Wikstrand - Trevor Murphy, Nigel Dawes - Stephane Da Costa - Viktor Tikhonov;
Albert Yarullin (A) - Daniil Zhuravlyov, Stanislav Galiyev - Artyom Galimov - Danis Zaripov (C);
Andrei Pedan - Kristian Khenkel, Mikhail Fisenko - Mikhail Glukhov (A) - Nikita Dynyak;
Roman Rukavishnikov - Konstantin Luchevnikov, Kirill Petrov - Patrice Cormier - Ivan Yemets.
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