Avangard Omsk Take Unlikely Series Lead
Wednesday March 04th 2009, 10:20 pm

Jaromir Jagr scored Avangard Omsk’s first goal and fed Jakub Klepis for the overtime winner as the Hawks moved to within one game of upsetting the KHL’s top team with a 3-2 overtime victory against Salavat Yulaev Ufa in Omsk on Wednesday.  Avangard scored two goals, 56 seconds apart, starting with Jagr’s first of the playoffs at 15:18 of the third period, only to have their spirits crushed when Salavat Yulaev tied the score at two with only eight seconds remaining in regulation. Undeterred, the Hawks soldiered on, until 5:24 into the ten minute overtime period when Klepis threw a shot on goal from just inside the blue line that fooled Salavat Yulaev goalie Alexander Eremenko.  Avangard will get its first of two opportunities to do the unthinkable tomorrow at 8:00 AM EST.

Scoring:
0-1 22:27 Alexei Medvedev (Igor Grigorenko, Alexander Radulov)
1-1 55:18 Jaromir Jagr (Dmitry Vlacenkov)
2-1 56:14 Alexander Popov (Anton Kuryanov)
2-2 59:52 Vitaly Proshkin (Konstantin Koltsov, Alexei Medvedev)
3-2 65:24 Jakub Klepis (Jaromir Jagr)

Elsewhere: Lokomotiv took a 2-1 series lead with by shutting out Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 3-0; Atlant Mytishchi swept its series against Traktor Chelyabinsk with a 5-1 victory; and Dynamo Moscow sent Marcel Hossa and Dinamo Riga packing with a 4-3 win.

Tuesday: Ak Bars Kazan scored it’s second consecutive 4-2 victory over Barys Astana; CSKA Moscow evened their series with Lada Togliatti, 2-1; Metallurg Magnitogorsk went up two games to none on Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, 4-2; and Darius Kasparitis‘ SKA St. Petersburg dropped their second game to Ivan Baranka and Spartak Moscow, 2-1 in overtime.

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    HO HO HO GO JAGR GO HO HO HO GO HAWKS GO
    HO HO HO GO JAGR GO HO HO HO GO HAWKS GO
    HO HO HO GO JAGR GO HO HO HO GO HAWKS GO
    Why unthinkable & unlikely?!
    Aferall it’s Jaromir Jagr & Jakub Klepish!!

    Comment by Why...Oh why...Why,why 03.04.09 @ 10:43 pm



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