The audience watched the classic confrontation between the CSKA and "Spartak" for the second time this season. The first game at the CSKA ARENA turned out to be exciting and ended with the victory of the CSKA in overtime. Today's match was no less tense. Already in the first period, two difficult situations arose for the referees, when they watched the video for a long time for crossing the goal line. Our second game in a row is replete with similar moments. "Spartak" was more lucky, the referees decided that Reideborn, taking the puck into the trap, did it already behind the line, but our goal was waived off.
The CSKA had enough scoring chances, there was no goal for a long time but finally it happened in the second period. Pavel Karnaukhov mostly stood with his back to the goal and elegantly substituted a stick for a throw from a slot zone. Despite the game advantage, the CSKA team could not get ahead. Just think of Maxim Mamin's moment when he got the puck in a good position in front of the goal and could have attacked without any resistance, but he didn't outwork the goalie. But "Spartak" took 100 percent of its chance. Zaseda went on the counterattack, technically created a chance to shoot and scored. The CSKA players launched a flurry of attacks, were desperately unlucky in finishing, and the guests were saved by the crossbar on one occasion. It was no chance to turn the luck in our direction. Today we were left without a victory.