In overtime, Pilsen recalled the goalkeeper and tried to decide at four. She tried the bold move for the third time this season. It worked twice, but not this time. Jakub Klepisz took advantage of an unsuccessful game by Lukas Kanjak and sent the puck into an empty net in the 64th minute. The Indians lost to Kladno 1-2 in regular time, their third defeat in a row. The winning Knights were last in the table, but tied with České Budějovice on points.
Goalkeepers deserve a halo. In total, 73 hits were made on both goals, only three goals were scored. Moreover, the decisive moment was when there was no one between the pillars. The winning shot into an empty net, you don’t see that often. “I missed it, good. I made a wrong pass, my mistake, my stupidity,” lamented Pilsen defender Lukasz Kaniak, whose pass from the defensive zone was intercepted by Jakub Klepisz, and he did not hesitate.
This match had it all. The problematic sota of aggregates from the bottom of the table did not occur. The Knights have already opened the scoring in 11 games, but only won four times by three points. They didn’t succeed this time either, but they scored for the fourth time in the last five games. With Jaromir Jagr on the bench, Kladno was very aggressive and aggressive. In the first part the hosts outplayed 21:8, in the second – 19:7 in favor of Pilsen.
“It’s always better for me to have a more powerful attack in the first third, more hits to get into the heat,” admitted guest Adam Brizgala. “The boys started great, we outplayed them, they also blocked a lot of things. They attacked us after the break, but that’s what we expected. When something goes wrong, they say something in the cockpit and another team steps in. We did a great job, and I hope it will continue to do so,” he added.
“In the first half, we were lucky that we were stopped by the goalkeeper, and we didn’t go to the locker room when the score was 0:5. Goalkeepers keep us all season, we will turn everyone into a handy goalkeeper. But at least we had shots, we have to develop it and score more goals. But it had everything. They fight for points, so do we. It was such a playoff match, battles, emotions. He must have liked it,” Kak continued.
Both hits in regular time were spectacular. Adam Kubik failed twice in the second game of the guests in the majority, until at the right moment he found Tomasz Plekanec, who struck an unprepared shot into the open part of the Pilsen gate. On 27 minutes, Petr Zamorsky equalized with a volley from the blue line.
Another highlight of the evening immediately followed. At the 31st minute, the judges sigled the removal after the intervention of Martin Lang from Pilsen. Filly Sam Bitten and Kristaps Sotnieks found each other. At first, defender Kladno from Latvia had the advantage, the home striker was almost out of the game. The linesmen allowed both of them to continue the cut.
Cadian Bitten got up and loaded his opponent with several right hooks. Soon he showed the excited stands a triumphant gesture, as if he had scored a decisive goal. “I didn’t see most, we pushed each other with our elbows at the switchboard. But I take my hat off to you. Sam was on the ice, then somehow got up and filly gave it to him,” Kak appreciated, whose hesitation ultimately decided this blow.
Home: 26:42. Abroad
Guests: 17:27. Cubic, 63:54. you knock
Home: Pavlat (Mi. Svoboda) – Baranek, Zamorsky, Gudek, Kak, Kvasnichka, Kremlachek – Shleys (K), Kodytek (A), Goleshinsky – Sedlak, Mertle (A), Rekonen – Dry, Malat, Khrabik – Lang, Bitten, Adamets – A. Dvorak.
Guests: Brizgala (Luk) – Kehar, Slovachek, Sotnieks, Tikhachek, Babka, Cibulskis – Kubik, Plekanets (K), M. Prochazka – Filip, Klepish, Brodetsky – Pytlik, Zikmund (A), Melka – Mihch, Indrak, Beran.
Kule, Sikora – Breiha, Freedom
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