Daugavins is silent, “Jokerit” wins and significantly reduces “Vityaz” chances to “play-off”

Derrick Santistevan
Kaspars Daugaviņš
Kaspars Daugavins Photo: “Vityaz” of the Moscow region

Tonight, the Continental Hockey League (KHL) team lost 1: 5 to Helsinki’s Jokerit away from the Moscow region, Vityaz, which significantly reduced the team’s chances of qualifying for Gagarin.

After two thirds, the situation was hopeful – 1: 2. In the third period, after nine minutes, the result was already 1: 4. In the middle of the third, Jokerit remained in the minority and the coach of Vityaz decided to replace the goalkeeper with the sixth player, but the hosts scored the fifth goal and eight minutes before the siren there was no doubt about the winner.

Daugaviņš made two throws and blocked one opponent’s throw in 19 minutes and 30 seconds on the court, as well as won two of the four throws. Samuel Jukuri played for the Jokerit goal, while Jānis Kalniņš remained in reserve.

Three rounds before the end of the main event, Vityaz takes ninth place in the league with 57 points, while Oleg Znaroka and Harijs Vītoliņš trained “Spartak”, which is in the eighth position, has 60 points.

In another match, the St. Petersburg SKA easily played Beijing’s “Kunlun Red Star” – 4: 3. After two periods, SKA was 0: 3, but in the next 20 minutes, thanks to two goals by Kirill Marchenko and Malte Stremval, the St. Petersburg club celebrated the victory.

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