Spartak continued home series with a clash against Traktor Chelyabinsk. Coaches made many changes for this game: defensemen Evgeny Kulik and Ivan Vishnevsky, forwards Alexander Khokhlachyov and Ilya Arkalov returned to the lineup.

Our team dominated on the ice in first 20s, outshooting the opponent 11-5. The next frame was more even however we were able to open the scoreboard. On 38th minute our captain Anatoly Nikontsev with a great solo move from neutral waters scored a beauty goal. Later in the third Robin Hanzl used a lucky rebound near the crease to just tip-in puck into the net.

Spartak needed only 17 seconds to use 5-on-3 powerplay, partners set up Patrik Hersley for a powerful shot. The last 1:43 of powerplay was used by Alexander Khokhlachyov who tricked goalie with a close shot. The game ended with a fight between our Ilya Arkalov and Traktor’s Lukas Sedlak. Red-Whites improved their position at 5th place of the West. In two days we will host Kunlun Red Star. Our goalie Nikita Bespalov played his second shutout game in a row.

Spartak – Traktor 4:0 (0:0, 1:0, 3:0)

Goals: 1:0 Nikontsev (Rylov, 37:37), 2:0 Hanzl (Karsums, 43:13), 3:0 Hersley (Rylov, Zubov, 49:19, PP), 4:0 Khokhlachyov (Hersley, Karsums, 50:34, PP)

Goalies: Bespalov – Galimov, Fedotov