The loss prevented Rigans from approaching the top eight of the Western Conference.
In the first period of the match, both teams did not have much opportunity to change the result of the game, and there were not many shots on goal (6: 5). At the beginning of the game, Gints Meija leveled the goal post, but in the continuation of the period, the guests had one walk alone against the goalkeeper Juhan Matson.
The teams did not show an offensive game in the next third either, but three minutes before the end of the second period, the first goal was scored in the match. After an individual raid, Jonas Netinen slipped to the goal, reaching 1: 0. The opponents have already gained an advantage over the opponents (14: 4).
In the second half of the third period, the two teams exchanged sharps, at one point involving four players from each unit. The earned majority was spent actively by the Rigans, pushing their opponents into their defense zone. Later, playing with an empty goal, a minute and a half before the end of the regular time, Yegor Morozov won 2-0 for the guests.
After 12 games, Riga “Dinamo” ranks in the penultimate 11th place in the Western group with nine points, but “Severstall” with 13 points in 11 dues is sixth.
On Monday, the Rigans won the Sochi team led by head coach Sergei Zubov at home 2: 1. For Zubov, it was the 100th victory in his coaching career.
Before that, the Rigans returned with one point in the last three games, losing in the last match in Cherepovets in extra time – 1: 2. Meanwhile, “Severstall” has fought one fight, in which Novosibirsk “Sibirj” defeated 1: 0, celebrating the third victory in a row.
After this match, the Riga team will have a trip to the Far East.
Both teams have crossed KHL bats 34 times, 12 of which have been won by “Dinamo” hockey players. Last season, Severstal won all four fights with a series of seven victories against the Dynamins.
“Dinamo” head coach this season is Russian specialist Sergey Zubov, but he is assisted by Valery Kulibaba, Oleg Orehovsky and Edgar Lushin. Edgars Buncis performs the duties of the General Manager.
The Rigans have not played in the Gagarin Cup for seven consecutive seasons, remaining last place in the league last season.