Sibir − Ak Bars. Game preview
On November 20, Ak Bars will play against HC Sibir in Novosibirsk at 15:30 (Moscow time).
HC Sibir is one of the main sensations of this season: Nikolay Zavarukhin created a tough team, which managed to defeat HC Magnitogorsk (3:2 OT), Avtomobilist (3:0) and CSKA (2:1). However, a sensational victory over the army team has been followed by 4 defeats in a row on the road: the Siberians returned home not in the best mood. After 26 games, the club from Novosibirsk stands at 7th place of the East – 14 wins and 32 points scored. In the last match, Siberia lost to Dynamo from Moscow (2:4) − Yurki Jokipakka and Yaroslav Khabarov scored the goals.
Ak Bars continues to lead the standings and the conference, and the entire League: in 27 matches, the team of Dmitry Kvartalnov earned 21 wins and scored 43 points. In the last game, Kazan got the better of HC Traktor at home (4:1) thanks to the goals by Stanislav Galiyev and Kristian Khenkel, while Vladislav Kara double scored in the match. In the same game, Timur Bilyalov broke the Russian Championship and the KHL record for the longest shutout streak – the goalie of Ak Bars was unbeatable for 316 minutes and 9 seconds in a row.
The match Sibir− Ak Bars will take place on November 20 in Novosibirsk at 15:30 (Moscow time). KHL TV HD, TNV and TNV-planet will broadcast live.