In the first match of Varnakov in the KHL since October 2021, Lokomotiv defeated Vityaz
MOSCOW, January 24 – RIA Novosti. Yaroslavl “Locomotive” defeated the suburb “Vityaz” in the regular season of the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
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The match in Yaroslavl ended in favor of the hosts 3:1 (2:0, 0:0, 1:1). As part of the winners, Alexander Polunin (5th minute), Maxim Shalunov (20) and Artur Kayumov (60) recorded the discs. Ivan Yezhov scored for the guest (58).
The first match for the railway workers was played by the striker Maxim Varnakov. The 37-year-old hockey player signed a contract with Lokomotiv at the end of December, this was his first meeting since October 2021, after which he represented Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo. He became the 25th player to play in all 15 KHL seasons. He now has 749 league games and 408 points (218 goals and 190 assists).
Vityaz striker Stepan Starkov played his 200th match in the KHL.
Collecting 74 points in 56 games, Lokomotiv rises to second place in the Western Conference standings, while the Moscow Region club is in sixth place with 60 points in 54 games.
In the next match, Yaroslavl will take the lead in the West on January 27, St.
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