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Gold and the Cup for Donbass!

08-04-11 20:14:50

Second match of the finals turned to be a real drama. Sokil was the first to score, when Russian Roman Malov was faultless in powerplay. But at the end of the second period Serhiy Babinets tied it up and ex-Chicago Black Hawks Klimovich with powerful slap shot made it 2-1. It was 59:07 when Donbass was left shorthanded, so Sokil tried to take advantage of that. But their mistake caused another attack of the rival and Pavlo Borysenko stroke the empty net.

Despite the lack of the time and excited crowd of Druzhba Palace Malov gave a hope to his squad with another powerplay ensue at 59:45, but no more for Kyiv players. Donetsk goalkeeper Stepan Goryachevskikh were chosen the best in the team.

With another victory for the 27 games winning streak in the national championship, Donbass won the historical gold of the Ukrainian championship. It has been the first time when non-Kyiv team wins the gold.

Donbass - Sokil - 3:2 (0:0; 1:1; 2:1)

Series: 2-0