An exemplary third period helped Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team take revenge for Friday’s defeat against Oleg Shafarenko’s team.

Sokil yiv) – Kyiv Capitalsyiv) – 2:3 (1:1; 1:0; 0:2)
1:0 – Zakharov (Yanishevskyi, Blahyi, power play), 10:01; 1:1 – Panchenko, 18:05; 2:1 – Zakharov (Tolstushko, power play), 20:48; 2:2 – Panchenko (Chernenko, Berdniks), 43:30; 2:3 – Berdniks (Kutsevych), 51:26
Series score: 1:1

Sokil: Bohdan Diachenko; Vsevolod Tolstushko – Oleksandr Filimonov, Volodymyr Cherdak – Vadym Mazur – Serhii Babynets; Oleksii Yanishevskyi – Volodymyr Aleksiuk, Roman Blahyi (c) – Viktor Zakharov – Maksym Razumov; Pavlo Dvoretskyi – Mykyta Polonytskyi, Ruslan Romashchenko – Artem Bondariev – Denys Borodai; Denys Haiduk– Oleksandr Horlushko, Illia Sobchenko – Vasyl-Yurii Kachan – Yevhen Hovorushko
Head coach:
Oleg Shafarenko

Kyiv Capitals: Boris Babik; Kostiantyn Riabenko – Deniss Berdniks, Vladyslav Kutsevych – Serhii Chernenko (c) – Yaroslav Panchenko; Pavlo Taran – Valentyn Sirchenko, Andrii Kryvonozhkin – Yevhen Sekirko – Mykyta Oliynyk; Tymur Lapko – Eetu Moksunen, Danylo Tyshchenko – Mykola Dvornyk – Vladyslav Luhovyi; Oleksandr Valkun – Danylo Babchuk, Denys Plesovskykh – Oleksandr Koida – Yehor Bezuhlyi
Head coach: Vadym Shakhraichuk

Before the second match, both teams’ coaches made minimal changes. In Sokil, adjustments were made to the fourth line, with Hovorushko and Haiduk replacing Zherebko. Additionally, Shafarenko substituted Romashchenko for Sliusar in the third attacking line. On the other hand, Capitals struggled to surprise their opponents due to a limited roster depth under Vadym Shakhraichuk. Defensive adjustments were made with Taran and Sirchenko forming the second defensive pair, and Lapko and Moksunen comprising the third.

The first goal of the match was scored in the initial period, with the home team capitalizing on a power play. Zakharov’s finish found the net after Babik redirected Yanishevskyi’s shot. However, Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team equalized later in the period as Panchenko capitalized on Dvoretskyi’s mistake, beating Diachenko with a powerful shot. This marked Yaroslav’s 33rd goal of the season.

In the second period, Oleg Shafarenko’s team regained the lead during another power play opportunity. Zakharov netted his second goal of the game by realizing a 2on1 play.

In the second period of the match, Capitals team continued to make more fouls than opponents. Sokil managing to maintain a double advantage for 28 seconds. Despite this, our rivals failed to capitalize on their temporary numerical advantage.

Towards the end of the period, Capitals left again with three players on the rink. However, Mazur quickly got a two-minute penalty. The perseverance of the team led by Vadym Shakhraichuk paid off as they leveled the score, showcasing their strength even when playing with equal squads. Chernenko’s excellent pass to Panchenko equalized the score for a second time.

During the period, Capitals had a promising opportunity with a six-minute power play due to a double penalty for Bondariev. However, their advantage was short-lived as Sekirko also received an ejection.

Despite playing in a 4×4 situation, the visiting team managed to take the lead. Berdniks once again proved his prowess against Sokil, scoring his 11th goal of the season and securing third goal in matches against Oleg Shafarenko’s team.

This victory mirrored the Capitals’ previous win over their opponent, with the team eventually equalizing the score. The Latvian defender emerged as the hero this time, scoring the game-winning goal.

Vadym Shakhraichuk’s team celebrated their debut victory in the semi-final series and equalized the score. The next matchup between the teams is scheduled for March 6th.