Our coaches made a number of changes. The main reason is to have a good team speed in every game of the season. Ivan Vishensky, Damir Musin, Akim Trishin, Martins Karsums and Gennady Stolyarov stepped on the ice.

Ak Bars outshooted our team with 12-2 score in first period however it was hard to name one of these shots as dangerous for Julius Hudacek. The game was harder in next 20 minutes when Ak Bars used an advantage of closer bench. We survived in couple of penalty killing situation. And in this aspect we had more chances than in even strength.

In the end of the period Kirill Petrov opened the scoreboard. Our troops bounced back in the third frame. Alexander Khoklachyov scored on the breakaway. Unfortunately, we did not survive later in the game. Danis Zaripov scored game-winning goal and assisted on the other one.

Spartak lost in Kazan and coming back to Moscow where would play the rest of regular season both on home and enemy ice.

Ak Bars – Spartak 4:1 (0:0, 1:0, 3:1)

Goals: 1:0 Petrov (Wikstrand, Frattin, 39:31), 1:1 Khokhlachyov (D.Vishnevsky, Malykhin, 46:47), 2:1 Zaripov (Yarullin, 50:48, PP), 3:1 Dynyak (Zaripov, 53:41), 4:1 E.Galimov (Pedan, Glukhov, 58:20)

Goalies: Reideborn - Hudacek