Metallurg's records in the minority
On March 5 in Nur-Sultan, Metallurg Magnitogorsk players scored five goals thanks to the excellent implementation of chances in the minority.
It was in those type of situations when the opponent had one more player that Semyon Koshelev and Pavel Akolzin ran away in the minority and scored important goals.
In the entire history of Metallurg's participation in top-level matches (regular season plus playoffs), 169 goals out of 5943 were scored in the minority. This is 2.84 percent of the total number of goals or an average of every 35th Metallurg goal.
Magnitogorsk scored the first goal in the minority in Perm on October 1, 1992. Igor Ulshin did it in the 37th minute. He equalized the score - 2:2. The puck in the minority turned out to be a turning point in many respects, and in the third period Metallurg scored four more, while winning 6:2.
The first goal in the minority on home ice was scored by defender Yuri Isaev against Andrei Zuev. On December 12, 1992, he hit the Traktor gate in the 43rd minute, but that puck did not bring success. Chelyabinsk players scored two of their goals and won - 6:5.
During the playoffs in the minority, Metallurg did not score for a very long time, until March 1999. In the quarter-finals against Molot, captain Mikhail Borodulin scored the first goal against Leonid Fatikov. And in the same draw, but already in the semi-finals, Andrei Razin in Yaroslavl upset Oleg Shevtsov in the minority.
The puck of Semyon Koshelev on March 5 became the fastest in the minority in the history of Metallurg in the playoffs. Prior to this, the rate of fire record belonged to Dmitry Kazionov. On March 22, 2014, in the 7th minute of the home game against Sibir, he hit the gate of Mikko Koskinen, opening the scoring in the match.
The fastest puck in the minority in the history of Metallurg was scored by the Czech Petr Sikora. On January 23, 2005, in a home match against Ak Bars, he stopped the time at 1.46. For the dark-skinned Volzhan goalkeeper Fred Brathwaite, as he later admitted, it was an unforgettable moment in his career.
On November 21, 2006, Nikolay Kulemin, in the minority, scored against Avangard at around 2.04. Then the gates of Omsk defended Alexander Fomichev. The puck of Semyon Koshelev became the third fastest for all Metallurg matches both in the regular season and in the playoffs. She knocked out Evgeny Koreshkov's goal against Andrey Vasilevsky, the dad of the Tampa Bay NHL club star, from the top three. September 28, 1996 in Tyumen, Koreshkov Jr. scored in the minority at spot around 2.43. At that time, it was Metallurg's fastest puck until Sikora's goal.
Two shorthanded goals in one game is the rarest case in the hockey world. Until March 5, there were seven such matches in the history of Metallurg. However, often a goal in the minority is a puck into an empty net, when the opponent changes the goalkeeper for a sixth field player. And in the history of Magnitogorsk hockey there were similar pucks.
On February 3, 1996, in Magnitogorsk, in a game against the Saratov’ "Crystal", Evgeny Koreshkov and Sergey Purtov scored a great puck in the minority against Alexei Yegorov.
The next such an episode occurred already in the playoffs on March 1, 2000. In the game against Neftekhimik, Sergei Gomolyako scored in the minority six seconds before the end of the first period, and nine seconds before the end of the match, Ravil Gusmanov scored in the minority on an empty net.
The same story happened again on October 19, 2000 in a home game against Vityaz. The only difference is that in the 59th minute Alexander Golts scored in the minority into an empty net and made the score 4:2, and in the 60th minute Alexander Koreshkov beat Alexei Ivashkin in the minority.
On March 1, 2008, Metallurg hosted a not as strong opponent at home - Krylya Sovetov. Alexei Tertyshny and Denis Platonov each scored a goal against Alexei Zhigarev.
On December 26, 2008 in St. Petersburg, two shorthanded goals were out of the ordinary game. The fact is that Alexei Kaygorodov and Vladislav Bulin scored in the same minority with an interval of 26 seconds. Both pucks missed the most experienced Robert Ash.
December 9, 2010 in Novosibirsk, Stefan Liv missed twice in the minority from Petri Kontiola and Stanislav Chistov. And on October 26, 2017, Vladislav Kaletnik in Ufa struck Ben Scrivens in the minority 10 seconds before the second break. At the 59th minute, Nikita Pivtsakin made a U-turn and hit an empty net in the minority.
On March 5, two goals in the minority in Nur-Sultan within the framework of one playoff match for the first time, the players of Metallurg scored against the goalkeeper. So this is another new achievement of Magnitogorsk hockey.