The capital’s derby took place in the regular championship of the Kontinental Hockey League – CSKA played against Spartak. CSKA turned out to be more successful and achieved a victory with a score of 1: 0.
The only goal at the end of the first period was scored by Sergei Plotnikov, who converted the majority. Note that for the army, this victory over the “red-white” was the second in the season, before that they beat “Spartak” with a score of 5: 3.
At the post-match press conference, CSKA head coach Sergei Fedorov described the fight as follows:
– Stubborn, good game. Both teams put pressure on, created a lot of chances. I think that the score is not according to the game – there should have been more goals scored. But this is how the game developed. I think we have fulfilled our game plan, especially when it comes to playing without the puck. There were mistakes, there is nowhere without them, but this is a game of mistakes. This hockey is a very fast game. The opponent was very good. Our guys with a victory, the process is underway. We are working on, we want to become not only better, but also more solid: to play out every moment, to properly manage every puck.
The Athletic published the results of an anonymous survey among general managers and coaches of NHL clubs to determine the best goalkeeper in the league.
The first place in the poll was taken by the Russian goalkeeper of “Tampa” Andrey Vasilevsky. Next are: Connor Hellibike (Winnipeg), Marc-Andre Fleury (Chicago), Carey Price (Montreal), John Gibson (Anaheim).