Both teams came to this contest fresh off a loss. In Yaroslavl Neftekhimik’s 10-game winning streak was stopped. Spartak lost in Riga after beating CSKA in main rivalry of the season. After last game Sporting Disciplinary Committee imposed on our defenseman Maxim Goncharov a one-game ban for unsportsmanlike behavior.
From the beginning the game was even. On 11th minute Artyom Fyodorov with a laser shot opened the scoreboard. Later Ansel Galimov redirected the puck into the net after Patrik Hersley’s shot from close distance. We got the momentum in the game. In one breakaway after series of shots, Mikhail Yunkov with a lucky shot from the board made it 3-0.
We had a quite good situation for gaining shutout this night. Unfortunately, Damir Sharipzyanov found a space and beat Hudacek with sharp shot. In the end we used a double powerplay chance, Galimov made a sweet pass to Fyodorov – 4:1.
Spartak will back to action on November, 20, in Mytishchi against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Neftekhimik – Spartak – 1:4 (0:1, 0:2, 1:1)

Goals: 0:1 Fyodorov (Vishnevsky, 10:53), 0:2 Galimov (Hersley, Fyodorov, 23:17), 0:3 Yunkov (Kotlyarevsky, 34:01), 1:3 Sharipzyanov (Shiksatdarov, Padakin, 48:13), 1:4 Fyodorov (Hersley, Galimov, 53:07, PP)

Goalies: Barulin, Sharychenkov - Hudacek