Barys Astana inflict a fifth defeat on Dinamo Riga 3-1.
Dinamo Riga wanted to reciprocate for the 3-7 in the home game against Barys Astana. However, you had to take just as many defeats in the last four games. In addition, Barys is considered a very strong home team, so it was not an easy game…
The game started well for Barys, the Kazakhs went into the lead early on – Klimotonov with a long pass to Mikhailis who gives Gudlevskis no chance – 1-0 (2.). Riga took a few minutes to get back into the game, also sought the body-stressed game. It was followed by a hard-fought period with further good chances – Valk fails at Gudlevskis and for Riga awards Clask from promising position. The guests came to three overpower games, but the compensation was denied, Karlsson was like a wall.
At the start of the mid-period, Dinamo also had the opportunity to equalize in a 5:3-Power-Play, but Karlsson kept what came to his goal – Maione, Redlihs and Videll could not accommodate the puck in goal. Rigas goalie Gudlevskis was in very good shape today, he prevented with good reflexes possibilities of Dallmann or Boyd. A few seconds before the second break Barys succeeds by Dietz with a long shot the 2-0 (40.).
Dinamo hoped for their strengths in the final section, they started the last games each catching up. Barys with the first chance – Yevdokimov forgives his chance on goal – Gudlevskis holds. After a perfect combination – Dallmann plays to Blacker, this continues to the free standing Starchenko and it was 3-0 (53.). The preliminary decision in this game. Dinamo squeezed again – Mainone fails twice in a row at Karlsson but Videll succeed after a great single action of the first goal to 1-3 (57.). The guests now put everything on a map, took Gudlevskis from the ice and tied down Barys in the remaining minutes of play. With united forces, the hosts prevented further goals and finally went down as a deserved winner of the ice. Dinamo Riga is in a minor crisis after the fifth defeat in a row, which surely causes a headache among those responsible.
Barys Astana vs. Dinamo Riga 3-1 (1-0, 1-0, 1-1)