Dinamo Mn shutout Avto in KHL home game
14:40, — Sport
Dinamo Minsk started their 2013-14 KHL longest home series on a good note whitewashing Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 2-0 in Bobruisk on 28 September.
Jacob Micflikier and Tomas Surovy scored each and Lars Haugen made 23 saves in his second shutout this season to break Dinamo’s five-game losing streak.
The action-packed opening period went goalless despite a number of promising attacks showed by Dinamo, including a nice combination by Geoff Platt and Jacob Micflikier. The two forwards starred in the second period with Jacob Micflikier taking a distance pass from Geoff Platt on the blueline to send it into the far corner in tight.
In the second half of the middle period Dinamo players created a bunch of moments which could be turned into goals. Andrei Stas, Lukas Krajicek, Konstantin Zakharov and Artur Gavrus could all have their names in the match report as goal scorers. An unpleasant moment for the Bisons was a 2+10 penalty on Dmitry Meleshko for checking an opponent to the head but the Minskers stood strong.
The second goal for Dinamo Minsk was tallied by Tomas Surovy who redirected Zbynek Irgl’s pass into the net at 42.56 of the final stanza, with Alexei Kaluzhny contributing heavily to the traffic at the guests’ crease.
Lukas Krajicek could score an empty netter with 40 seconds left to play but the puck slid past the goal.
Dinamo Minsk took the second win in the season, with the first one won over Slovan Bratislava 2-0, too.
With 7 points after nine games the Belarusian team remains 13th in the Western Conference.
Dinamo Minsk are back in action on Monday night, 30 September, as Barys Astana come to Minsk Arena for the Bisons’ second of seven straight home games.