He started the season “Salavat” heavy fielding a series where only managed to score points in the fight against “Yugra” (3:2). To compete on equal terms with CSKA Moscow and SKA team was unprepared and has given way to large 3: 1 and 7:1, lost to Igor Zakharkin wards and “Avtomobilist” (4:3 bullit). Moving on home ice “Ufa-Arena” has brought a qualitative shift – first yulaevtsev suffered and Riga “Dinamo”, played only in the third period and losing in shootouts. And then completely lost “Yokeritu” (3:2), conceding decisive goal 30 seconds before the end of the match. In the table, “Salavat” is now going beyond the zone playoffs in the East, a difference of goals the club is unusual “-9”.
To judge the condition of Minsk is very difficult – in the offseason the team more than losing, winning only 2 of 7 games with KHL clubs and regular “Dynamo” championship is held only a meeting with “Spartacus” lost 2: 4. Viewed “bison” in it well and nearly to the endings kept the score 2: 2, but eventually failed and conceded two more goals.
“Salavat” clearly still does not get points – the team plays a powerful and interesting in the attack, but their moments to realize can not the same “Yokreitu” Ufimtsev thrown into the target 35 times, had a lot of chances, but eventually lost, a distinct advantage was over Riga. Definitely that last forever and so can not visit “Dynamo” in our view able to shake the “CIO”. Looks Minsk is not important in the season the team only included, we think that there are three points should go to Ufa without serious problems.
Predictions: “Salavat” will win