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For the first time in this semi-final at the end of the match between Nottingham and Donbass the national anthem of Ukraine was playing in Denmark. Donetsk players beat the leader of the group – British Nottingham – with the considerable advantage of two goals.
They managed to open the scoring in the second period. Denis Kochetkov and Viktor Zakharov made the resultative attack. First of them made the assist, and the second scored in touch. Shortly after that Martins Jakovlevs could double the advantage. Latvian defenseman of Donbass attacked from the tough angle twice, but at first the puck hit the goalpost and then the back side of the net.
Nevertheless, the away team managed to make the score 2-0 a little bit later. Yegor Yegorov scored at the onset of the final period. However, Donetsk team also allowed a goal in their own net on the 49th minute of the game. Moran interrupted confident play of Tsaregorodtsev.
Donbass scored thirdly when Corey Neilson have decided to risk everything and pull the goaltender for an extra player trying to move the game to the overtime. Oleg Shafarenko was faster than all defense of the opponents and scored the empty-net goal sliding into the goal area himself right after that.
Nottingham Panthers, Great Britain – HC Donbass, Ukraine – 1:3 (0:0, 0:1, 1:2).
Goals: 0:1 Zakharov (Kochetkov), 27:28, 0:2 Yegorov 42:58, 1:2 Moran (Kudroc, Kalus), 48:46, 1:3 Shafarenko, 59:33.