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12-22-2012, 01:35 PM
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You're certainly unleashed in your assertions tonight, Atas. If you wish to talk about questionable referee decisions, what about the power-play donated to Ak Bars from which Morozov scored the 2nd goal? Trustworthy TV commentators said they in no way saw too many Slovan players on the ice. That's why coach Čada was so enraged by the call.

I agree that referees were imprecise tonight, but both sides suffered because of that. Ak Bars was clearly stronger than Slovan, but Slovan wasn't bad either, and they won. (Last night, Neftekhimik was weaker than Slovan but won. That's hockey.)

I thought this was a supremely exciting game, anything but boring, despite Slovan's "safety first" strategy. Many Ak Bars players gave great performances, but I think the best of them was Obukhov, not Morozov who got the best player award. Both goaltenders, Barulin and Janus, proved they should travel to the KHL All Star Game.

Whatever happens in the rest of the season, it certainly feels good for Slovan to sweep this year's season series against Ak Bars, defeating them both at home and on the road, although only after shootouts both times.

Vondrka has now converted 3 out of 3 shootout attempts in the last 3 games; several others, along with a couple of short-handed goals, in previous games. He used to be a specialist for important goals even back in his Slavia Prague days, and tonight's Forsbergesque masterpiece was the icing on the cake.


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