Losing in the Army derby

Losing in the Army derby


 The first Army derby of the season, as usual, attracted a lot of attention. CSKA came to the match with three big wins in a row and felt confident. At the same time, SKA is in a fever at the start of the season until the team gets into the playoffs. A reinforcement in the person of Nikita Serebryakov, the best goalkeeper of last season, flew to Moscow from the Far East. The player exchanged from Admiral immediately joined as a starter. Semyon Pankratov and Tahir Mingachev, who helped Zvezda in the VHL matches, returned to the CSKA roster. 

The Red and Blue opened the scoring in the first minute. Vladislav Kamenev, constantly upsetting his former team, supported the attack with a second pace and "shot" Serebryakov. SKA recouped quickly, using the numerical advantage. In the second period Pavel Karnaukhov again put CSKA ahead, but the visitors equalized the score again. Sergei Tolchinsky ran to the goal and beat Ivan Fedotov. The teams continued to create sharp moments, but the implementation failed, in some episodes the goalkeepers saved the goals.

The key episode of the game happened in the third period. CSKA got the power play, but everything turned against our team. Mikhail Vorobyov picked up the puck, broke away from the defenders and realized his chance. For the first time in the match, SKA took the lead and managed to hold this advantage until the end.


  • 00:40 0:1 (CSKA). 94 Kamenev Vladislav (16 Plotnikov Sergey, 71 Okulov Konstantin).
  • 04:01 1:1 (SKA). 81 Gritsyuk Arseniy (28 Tolchinsky Sergey, 78 Kadeikin Alexander).
  • 21:23 2:1 (CSKA). 15 Karnaukhov Pavel (73 Dyblenko Yaroslav, 87 Svetlakov Andrey).
  • 25:08 2:2 (SKA). 28 Tolchinsky Sergey (78 Kadeykin Alexander, 33 Pashnin Mikhail).
  • 43:32 2:3 (SKA). 42 Vorobyov Mikhail (93 Sergeev Artem).