Metallurg benefits from sound trading
Game Recap: Metallurg Nk - Krylia Sovetov

Game summary

NOV.15 -- If there's a team that has greatly benefited from November's transfer period - it has to be Metallurg from Novokuznetsk. Nikolai Soloviev's side wasn't as active on transfer front as some of the mid table clubs, but Metallurg is certainly the first to get impressive results out of its newcomers.

Loaned from Cherepovets Oleg Antonenko and Andrei Pchelyakov form club's top unit with their countryman Dmitry Pankov. Belorussian unit produced goals in each of its first two games. Acquired from CSKA printsized Evgeny Lapin was the mastermind behind Novokuznetk's upset of defending champion Lokomotiv last Wednesday scoring two goals and adding an assist.

Tonight Pchelyakov tallied the game winner, as Metallurg trashed Soviet Wings 5-1. However it was rearguard Vladimir Antipin who led Metallurg's offense with two goals.

Metallurg outplayed the visitors in the opening period. Antipin opened the scoring at 6:05 hitting the target from sharp angle. Late in the period Pchelyakov made it 2-0 with help from Antonenko. Than with just 27 seconds left in the period Wing's goalie Oleg Glebov lost his stick and while the home side pressed dangerously he tossed the net off. Metallurg was awarded a penalty shot, but Matvei Belousov failed to capitalize.

Sergei Kotov's squad came out strong early in the second period. Vadim Tarasov made several spectacular saves before Roman Salnikov got Moscow side on board on the power play. However late in the period Igor Nikolaev restored Metallurg's two-goal lead tipping in a pass from Belousov.

In the third period lack of discipline on part of Moscovites cost them the game.

Antipin buried Wing's chanced to get back into contest with his second tally of the night, that came on a two-man advantage.

Valery Khlebnikov added Metallurg's fifth goal late in the game. Khlebnikov intercepted the puck in neutral zone and scored on a break-away.

-- Max Dostoevsky


Game summary:

Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Krylia Sovetov Moscow  5-1 (2-0, 1-1, 2-0)

First period:
1-0 MNK  6:05  Antipin,5 (Kutyavin)
2-0 MNK 17:19  Pchelyakov,2 (Antonenko)
Missed penalty shot: MNK 19:43 Belousov
Penalties: Steiger MNK 3:49. Davydov KSM 10:11. Moskalev MNK 12:37. Loginov KSM 15:16. Tsyrul KSM 17:39.
Second period:
2-1 KSM 10:59  Salnikov,4 (Lyubushin)  (pp)
3-1 MNK 19:39  Nikolaev,7 (Belousov, Kadeikin)
Penalties: Khasanov KSM 7:10. Komarov KSM 8:32. Antonenko MNK 8:32. Antipin MNK 9:46. Pchelyakov MNK 16:02.
Third period:
4-1 MNK  3:48  Antipin,6 (Dylevsky)  (pp)
5-1 MNK 15:47  Khlebnikov,7
Penalties: Bryzgalov KSM 2:16. Gordiyuk KSM 2:16. Salnikov KSM 10:26.

Goaltenders: Tarasov (W,5-4-1) - Glebov (L,2-4-2).

Power play: Metallurg 1/7, KS 1/4.
November 15. Novokuznetsk. Kuznetsk Metallurgist's Sports Palace.

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