Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team beat Pavlo Legachev’s team in Vinnytsia for the third time, winning in each period.

Berserks-Patriot (Vinnytsia) – Kyiv Capitals (Kyiv) – 2:9 (2:3; 0:3; 0:3)
Pucks: 0:1 – Panchenko (Berdniks), 03:38; 0:2 – Berdniks (Dvornyk, Koida), 05:38; 0:3 – Bezuhlyi (Dvornyk, Riabenko), 11:43; 1:3 – Karnaukh (Derkach), 16:24; 2:3 – Revuka (Karnaukh, Obremskyi), 19:51; 2:4 – Kutsevych (Panchenko, Berdniks), 24:10; 2:5 – Panchenko (Koida), 28:33; 2:6 – Koida (Dvornyk, Bezuhlyi), 38:11; 2:7 – Sekirko (Oliynyk, Lapko), 40:54; 2:8 – Koida (Dvornyk, Bezuhlyi), 50:46; 2:9 – Kryvonozhkin (Sekirko, Oliynyk, power play), 59:45

Berserks-Patriot: Taras Muryn (Zakhar Kasatonov, 40:54); Illia Pruskyi – Anatolii Reziuk, Daniil Duiun – Nikita Bielik – Anatolii Revuka; Dmytro Klionov – Oleksii Melnykov (c), Denys Osadchii – Dmytro Khalin – Oleksandr Reziuk; Andrii Obremskyi – Ihor Horbunov, Valentyn Muryn – Taras Karnaukh – Daniil Derkach; Oleg Ruzhytskyi – Dmytro Lytvynchuk
Head coach: Pavlo Legachev

Kyiv Capitals: Borys Babik (Yaroslav Andriichuk, 40:00); Danylo Tyshchenko – Deniss Berdniks, Vladyslav Kutsevych – Vladyslav Luhovyi – Yaroslav Panchenko; Eetu Moksunen – Tymur Lapko, Andrii Kryvonozhkin – Yevhen Sekirko (c) – Mykyta Oliynyk; Valentyn Sirchenko – Kostiantyn Riabenko, Mykola Dvornyk – Oleksandr Koida – Yehor Bezuhlyi; Danylo Babchuk
Head coach: Vadym Shakhraichuk

Compared to the previous match, the Kyiv team players has strengthened their attacking power with the addition of forwards Kutsevych and Panchenko. These two players, who contributed to the national team’s victory in the Olympic qualification group, accompanied the team to Vinnytsia.

Capitals quickly showcased their skills and within the first six minutes, they managed to score two goals. Panchenko was the first to score, unleashing a powerful shot into the corner of Taras Muryn’s goal, marking his 30th goal of the championship. Shortly after, Berdniks, the Latvian defender, once again demonstrated his proficiency by scoring from a long distance, as he often does in his playing style.

Bezuhlyi, another player from Capitals, also made his presence known in Vinnytsia. In the previous match, he scored two goals, and this time, during the first period, he swiftly responded to Dvornyk’s pass, beating Taras Muryn for the third time.

However, even before the first break, Pavlo Legachev’s team scored for two times. In a slightly chaotic attack, Karnaukh managed to push the puck into Babik’s goal, scoring the first goal for Berserks-Partiot in this game. Just nine seconds before the end of the period, Revuka scored again, beating Babik from a difficult angle and reducing the goal difference to a minimum.

In the second period, Capitals once again extended their lead over their opponents. Capitals executed a beautiful combination play. Panchenko made an excellent pass to Kutsevych, who then scored from close range into the empty net.

Yaroslav also scored for 31st time. Capitals forward skillfully maneuvered through the Vinnytsia`s team defense and ended the attack with a productive shot.

To add to the visitors’ misery, they scored once more before the end of the second period. Koida capitalized on Dvornyk’s pass along the goal, outsmarting Taras Muryn and striking into the empty net. Notably, this assist marked the third for Mykola, while Koida contributed a goal to his two assists.

In the third period, Capitals continued their dominant performance. This time, our team’s captain, Sekirko, showcased his skills by scoring a remarkable goal against Taras Muryn, with an assist from Oliynyk. Notably, this shot marked Mykyta’s 32nd assist of the season, putting him on par with Kyiv’s top player, Serhii Chernenko, who leads the entire championship.

Shortly after this goal, Zakhar Kasatonov took over the goalkeeping duties for Berserks-Patriot. On the other hand, the visiting team managed to make a goalkeeper substitution during the break, replacing Babik with Yaroslav Andriichuk.

In a later play, the team’s third attacking line once again showcased their prowess. Dvornyk made a well-executed pass to Koida, who found himself in a prime scoring position. Koida capitalized on the opportunity, scoring against Kasatonov.

In the last minute of the meeting, Capitals were able to secure a decisive goal, marking one of their rare power plays. Kryvonozhkin skillfully deflected Sekirko’s shot into the net, granting him his 24th goal of the season. Notably, Oliynyk, who initiated the attack, emerged as the league leader in assists, with an impressive tally of 34.

Throughout the game, the Kyiv team demonstrated their dominance by scoring three goals in each period, overpowering Berserks-Patriot for the sixth time in the season. The final score of 9:2 in the away meeting reflected their resounding victory.

With this triumph, Capitals became second in the championship standings, accumulating a total of 54 points. Meanwhile, Berserks-Patriots were left languishing in sixth place, managing to secure seven points.

Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team will face Dnipro in their next match on February 21st, which will be held in Odesa.