The evening half of the thirteenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 was rich in unobvious results, especially the score on the scoreboard, which could differ significantly between prediction and reality. No one achieved a 100% result, but 3 teams managed to get 2 wins each.
Ferrum continued to lose to everyone, although in the matches against Kuznya and Almaty it looked at one point like the team could win, closing as close to their opponents as possible. The team suffered from an epidemic of injuries, with four new players joining the team today, including the goalie. No way can the team from Latvia put together all their assets to get their game together and finally stop being an outsider before, during and after the match.
For the first time in a very long time, the Chetyre Ledokola were able to put up a solid performance in all three games, winning two of the three, before losing in the game against Almaty. Thanks to today’s results, the team could climb into the playoff zone for the first time, sitting in the vacant 8th place in the standings, ahead of the Molotoboytsy.
Kuznya, who returned from the weekend this evening, gradually lowered the bar of the result that is possible in a single game. In the first game, the team from Kazakhstan was defeated, the second game might have turned into a real drama for Kuznas players, who allowed their Latvian opponents to level the game and return the winning score to the scoreboard only in a series of penalty shots. The last game didn’t go well at all, hence their 6th place finish.
Almaty surprised their fans a little, losing their opening game of the evening 7:3, but then the team showed their class, and currently sit fifth in the standings. Evgeny Lyzin continues to shine on the team, and the team itself continues to be in good spirits, supplying its top scorer with pucks in the opponents’ zone.
The results of the evening half of the thirteenth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Ferrum – Chetyre Ledokola 3:7
Kuznya – Almaty 8:5
Almaty – Chetyre Ledokola 7:3
Kuznya – Ferrum 7:6
Ferrum – Almaty 6:8
Chetyre Ledokola – Kuznya 6:3
On the 14th game day Armeets and Belsk will return to the ice in the Electrostal arena, who will have to settle the situation in the standings both in the evening and in a match between themselves. In the morning, Almaty, with a successful outcome of the match against Uralets, can already take the 4th line, thereby moving behind the top three.