In the end of regular season, our coaching staff faced with some roster problems. We need to play without our leaders Andrei Kuteikin, Anatoly Nikontsev and Kaspars Daugavins. Maxim Tsyplakov who has a good second part of the season also out. But some of them could return to the play-offs.

In first period we had some possession and created a couple good chances, however Konstantin Barulin played a great game this night. Alexander KoKo’s line was the most creative on the ice. Our opponent caught us with couple of breakaways and of them led to the goal. When officials awarded home team with penalty shot, Eric O’Dell executed it well.

Our pressure was the same during the whole game, but Sochi was effective in own zone. Martin Bakos in the third frame doubled their lead during power play. Unfortunately, we were scoreless that night. With one game remaining in regular season, we need to get a win in Cherepovets to avoid the clash against CSKA or SKA in first round of playoffs.

HC Sochi – Spartak – 2:0 (1:0, 0:0, 1:0)

Goals: 1:0 O’Dell (05:05, PS), 2:0 Bakos (Kaletnik, 44:12, PP)