KHL World Games in Vienna: Slovan Bratislava - CSKA Moscow 0:9
26.10.2018, Vienna, Austria
On the 26th of October, 2018 AVK GmbH visited KHL match in Vienna between Slovan Bratislava and CSKA Moscow.
The Erste Bank Arena in Vienna, host venue for the KHL World Games, is no stranger to hockey. Austria has a long tradition in the sport and celebrated a notable success back in May when its national team secured its place in the World Championship Elite Pool for a second consecutive season. The Vienna Capitals, of the Erste Bank Eishockey League, play home games in this very arena.
Before the game, Slovan had talked optimistically of causing an upset. But all hopes of a surprise were blown away inside 10 minutes as CSKA powered into a 4-0 lead. Linden Vey opened the scoring after 26 seconds, Kirill Kaprizov celebrated his 200th KHL appearance by making it 2-0 in after three minutes and Mat Robinson added a third on 6:44 to end Marek Ciliak’s evening between the piping. His replacement, Jakub Stepanek, fared little better: Andrei Svetlakov added a short-handed goal.
CSKA kept on scoring, and Lars Johansson kept the home team frustrated. Despite a 4-0 scoreline at the first intermission, the shot count was 16-13 in Slovan’s favor and the teams spent almost the same amount of time on the attack. The second period brought three more CSKA goals. Sergei Andronov added a fifth, Maxim Shalunov made it six and Vey made it two for his personal tally 17 seconds later.
There was a danger that CSKA might top its KHL record victory – a 12-0 margin recorded at home to Slovan in February 2015 – and when Jannik Hansen got the Army Men’s second short-handed goal of the game there was some anxious reviewing of statistics. The Dane also had three assists in the game. The record did not fall, however. Anton Slepyshev added a ninth and that was an end to the scoring.
2 days later the second KHL World Games meeting in Vienna saw SKA St. Petersburg rattle up seven goals against Slovan Bratislava, with the final score 0:7.
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