Our team was set to play the last home game regular season against Ak Bars. Last Saturday we fall in Kazan with 4-1 score, so our team had an extra-motivation. Especially this game against the best team of the East was important prior to playoffs.

Ak Bars strike first when Stanislav Galiyev used an unbelievable rebound from the board to open the scoreboard. Visitors had a momentum during the period and the game was full of penalties.

On 21st minute Alexander Khokhlachyov tied the game with redirection from the crease. To the end of the period Kazan twice restored their lead and both times our players were able to make it even again. The crucial moment of the game happened in the beginning of the third when Spartak scored three times in three minutes span.

Ansel Galimov was our best scorer of the night with goals in PP and PK and one assist. Our captain Anatoly Nikontsev set his new personal points record for regular season, Kaspars Daugavins in one point from his personal best.

Spartak will end regular season on the road at Dynamo and Vityaz.

Spartak – Ak Bars 6:3 (0:1, 3:2, 3:0)

Goals: 0:1 Galiyev (Wikstrand, Averin, 09:21), 1:1 Khokhlachyov (Viklund, Fyodorov, 20:35), 1:2 Galuzin (Tikhonov, Lyamkin, 21:30), 2:2 Fyodorov (Daugavins, Khokhlachyov, 24:24, PP), 2:3 Tikhonov (Voronkov, Galiyev, 34:12, PP), 3:3 Galimov (Hersley, Nikontsev, 38:24, PP), 4:3 Daugavins (Nikontsev, D.Vishnevsky, 43:57), 5:3 Karsums (Galimov, 44:35), 6:3 Galimov (Hudacek, Goncharov, 46:34, SH)

Goalies: Hudacek – Reideborn, Bilyalov