LTU: Victories for Energija and Hockey Punks

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Energija wins hardening battle against Kaunas Hockey 3-1 – in the Vilnius Derby win Hockey Punks 4-3 against Iron Wolf.

For the fourth time in a row Energija met Kaunas. This time, the venue in Kaunas was the „Ledo Arena“. The last game had won Energija 3-1 at home.

It was the game like the others before, fast, hard and with many chances on both sides. Both teams looked for the direct way to the goal success, the chances remained however unused. In the first third, both teams had two power-play opportunities, but both missed goals.

In the middle period there were then slight playful advantages for Energija and after a good play by Kubilius Katulis scored the 1-0 (25.). Kaunas had to react now, but ran into a fast counterattack by Energija the Isaev with his eighth goal of the season to 2-0 (28). At half-time Energijas‘ Katulis had to go into the penalty box for a knee attack against the Kaunas Goalie. Paliukov retired after this foul and it came back-up goalie Jaksys. Kaunas was able to make the game more open, but Moor scored the minutes before the second break the 3-0 for the league leader (39.).

The final section was then a real battle. It was more gerauft than hockey played. In total there were 33:31 penalty minutes in this period – at Kaunas Hockey’s Zukauskas  and Energija’s Kazlauskas was punished for fights (fist 5 min.) and disciplinary sanctions by the end of the match (GA-MI 20 min.) Under Rule 141, paragraph VI. This orgy of violence ended just before the end. Kaunas took a time-out shortly before a power play. Then scored in the final minute Guoga the honorary goal to 1-3.

Kaunas Hockey vs Energija Elektrenai 1-3 (0-0, 0-3, 1-0)

In the Vilnius derby hockey punks received city rivals Gelezinis Vilkas. In the previous five derbies Iron Wolf was able to win two, the hockey punks wanted to remain number one in Vilnius. Iron Wolf started this derby with much enthusiasm, the hockey punks took a few minutes to get into the game. At the halfway point of the period, the lead for Iron Wolf, Fedorovicius scored after pass from Misiukas the 1-0 (10.). The response of the punks was not long in coming, barely one and a half minutes later Truksys meets to 1-1 (12.). In a four-on-four game situation Majul brings the punks into the lead for the first time and scores for the 2-1 (15.).

After the break, both teams offered a good hockey game, but the punks conceded too many penalties. iron Wolf had three chances to score in a power play, but they failed most of Punk’s goalie Baltrunas. As the second half progressed, Majul took his chance to score 3-1 with his second goal in the match (39.).

In the final section, the guests tried again to get there. After a quick thrust by Oleinikas Misiukas succeeds the 2-3 (48.). There followed an open exchange on both sides. Iron Wolf received a penalty from Fedorovicius. The punks did not miss this opportunity and Rybakov scored the 4-2 (55.). Iron Wolf did not give up even after that goal and tried everything again, in addition to the opportunity of a 5:3-power play. Two seconds before the end of the first penalty Boroska scored the 3-4 (58.). In the final minute Iron Wolf goalie went for a sixth fielder from the ice to equalize. The punks mowed over time and win another derby, thus remaining the number one in Vilnius.

Hockey Punks vs Gelezinis „Iron Wolf“ Vilkas 4-3 (2-0, 1-1, 1-2)