RSL Finals Game 4 Recap

Yaroslavl Lokomotiv entered Wednesday’s Game 4 of the Russian Super League Finals needing a win to remain alive in the series. And stay alive they did, in dramatic fashion. Propelled by a Zbynek Irgl goal with only three minutes remaining in the third period, Lokomotiv defeated Ufa Salavat by a score of 1-0 to even the Finals at two games a piece and send the series back to Ufa on Friday, April 11, for the decisive fifth game.

The squads played a scoreless first two periods, with goaltenders Semen Varlamov and Alexander Eremenko refusing to allow the first goal. But finally, at the seventeen minute mark of the third period, Irgl potted his series leading third goal, sending the home crowd into a frenzy while keeping Ufa’s champagne on ice.