"Neftekhimik" - "Traktor" game preview


It seemed that for "Traktor" the season was almost over. Nevertheless, they won 5 games in a row in the second half of the season.


"Traktor" made big changes in the club. The club changed management and coaching staff. Nevertheless, they failed the first half of the season. The head coach was fired.
Vladimir Yurzinov Jr. became a head coach of the team. Unfortunately, "Traktor" did not gain more points with him. 
It seems that the whole team said before the New Year:  "We want to get playoffs!". "Traktor" got a win over "Torpedo", HC "Sochi" and "Metallurg". 

Players to watch
The leaders of the "Traktor" :Tomas Hyka, Lukas Sedlak and Andrew Calof.
Tomas Hyka is now the team’s third scorer. This is first season of the 26-year-old forward in the KHL. Two previous seasons, Hyka tried to get in NHL team "Vegas Golden Knights", as a rule, he played in the farm team "Chicago Wolves".

Face-to-face games

46 game played
Wins: "Neftekhimik" 22; "Traktor" 24.
"Neftekhimik" GA 125 ;GF 127 ;Diff -2.
This season:
September 23  "Traktor" 1:2 "Neftekhimik"
December 5 "Neftekhimik" 6:4 "Traktor"
December 21  "Traktor" 2:1 OT "Neftekhimik"

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