In the morning half of the thirty-fifth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021, every match was a showdown until the final minutes. In 5 of the 6 matches, the difference in the score was just one puck and half of the matches ended in a penalty shootout.
Armeets has another three wins, including one over Uralets, forming a 24-point gap, which makes the team absolutely unreachable for their opponents. Congratulations to the Balashikha team for first place in the regular season.
The Uralets continue their silverware run, having beaten only the Molotoboytsy. After the evening games, the team can lose their line if Belsk wins all the games. Otherwise the team will go into the break in second place and the intrigue of the last two days will be the form of the Kachkanar team players in which they will return after the break.
The Molotoboytsy do another 0-3, confirming their status as the 9th team of the tournament. With no chance of making the playoffs, the team has completely lost its fighting spirit and slipped to handing out points to everyone, even though the team was expected to do otherwise.
The Chetyre Ledokola continue to prepare for the playoffs, losing only to Armeets in a closely-contested game, the outcome of which was decided only after the penalty shootout. The Chetyre Ledokola could be the dark horse of the playoffs and go far enough in the elimination tournament net.
Results from the morning half of the thirty-fifth game day of the ISHF LIGA PRO ELECTROSTAL OPEN 2021:
Uralets – Armeets 4:5
Molotoboytsy – Chetyre Ledokola 5:6
Armeets – Molotoboytsy 7:5
Chetyre Ledokola – Uralets 4:3
Armeets – Chetyre Ledokola 3:2
Uralets – Molotoboytsy 4:3
The evening half of the game day sees the return of Almaty and Ferrum, who will have to face Belsk in their battle to regain second place in the standings.
The 36 game day sees both leaders, Armeets and Uralets, heading for one last break before a final run that is likely to be a championship run for one of the teams.