Situations after the opening batch:
HIFK – Lock 0–3
JYP – SaiPa 1–1
KalPa – Flies 1–0
Pelicans – Ilves 0–2
Tappara – HPK 2–0
In Tampere, the spotlight is focused Petri Kontiolaan.
In the spring, the most powerful Finn in KHL history openly said that he dreamed of returning to Tappara, which he represented at the league level in 2003–07. He also still lives in Tampere, but the 36-year-old center did not fit Tappara’s plans.
Instead, HPK, who is visiting Hakametsä today, got a top confirmation from Kontiola, who led the League points exchange with five + 1 = 8 = 8 matches before the evening’s round.
If HPK’s penalty race in Turku on Wednesday is not taken into account, “Konna” had been equally involved in all of HPK’s early goals. Five of them had been born by the superiority of the old maestro.
– There is little extra charge when there are a lot of acquaintances and family in the auditorium. Today should shine, Kontiola said during the match in an interview with C More and promised Theo Fleury -style ventilation if successful in scoring.
– All right, Konna grinned.
However, the opening goal was struck by the gold helmet of the hosts Jiri Smejkal, which, after stripping the disc, wrapped the wrist in the backpack.
Another Czech Republic Michael Spacek added Tappara’s lead to 2-0 at the end of the batch at the end of a sharp counterattack.
In Helsinki, HIFK hosts the hard-working Lock in the middle of an injury. As many as ten attackers are on the sidelines. The most recent patients to fall ill were on an NHL loan Antti Suomela and the NHL promise Anton Lundell.
Last season, Lukko won all three faces of the teams. The fourth went unplayed when a coronavirus pandemic interrupted the regular season before the final round.
Lock started scoring again when Kristian Pospisil in the time of 11.11 demonstrated his shooting skills.
At the end of the batch Aleksi Saarela found a HIFK guard Frans Tuohimaan guarantees the same hole from the back corner, and immediately after the defender Vili Saarijärvi added as Numbers 3 to 0 to the Lock.
In Kuopio, KalPa moved in the middle of the opening batch Kim Nousiainen with a goal to lead the series against Kärppi. Oulu residents have no point losses yet.