In the morning half of the twenty-second game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021, the leaders clarified the disposition in the top three teams for several days. The Molotoboytsy tried to get at least some points to claim the 8th position.
The Molotoboytsy are once again without a chance. 7 defeats in a row for the team, meaning that the team hasn’t won for a third day in a row. Without their captain Evgeny Kostin, the team is stagnating, and the players are apparently already preparing to miss the playoffs.
There’s no way the Army team can get ahead of Crystal, although in their head-to-head encounters the team from Balashikha has successfully defeated their rivals from Electrostal. The team is once again losing to Belsk, who are already one point behind Balashikha.
Cristal can afford a devastating defeat at the hands of their closest pursuer, the Armeets by a score of 9-3, but all the same, the team holds their first place with a margin of 5 points.
Belsk continues to perform without their captain, but this is still not a significant loss for the team, because statistically the team is on par with the first two teams, second only in points scored.
The results of the twenty-second match day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021 in the morning:
Molotoboytsy – Armeets 3:6
Belsk – Crystal 4:6
Armeets – Belsk 3:5
Crystal – Molotoboytsy 6:5
Armeets – Crystal 9:3
Molotoboytsy – Belsk 3:7
Ferrum and Almaty return in the evening half of the game day, with another match between Uralets and Ledianye Voiny. The Kachkanar team should try to take revenge on the Ice Warriors for their defeat the day before.
On April 23, the Armeets and the Molotoboytsy go on break. It’s a great chance for Crystal and Belsk to keep the red and blue club in third place in the table.