Being the guy who sets up in front of a goaltenders' crease warrants some courage. There's the cross-checks, slashes and all-around abuse that comes with the role; just ask guys like Tomas Holmstrom, who made a career of it.
Early in the second period, with the game still scoreless, Tereschenko set up in front of Neftekhimik goaltender Matt Dalton during a power play and was minding his own business when Dalton felt he needed to clear his line of sight:
For the slash to the jewels, Dalton was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
There's two thoughts here. First, one (like Mr. Dalton) might believe that Tereschenko made a meal out of the slash to help draw a penalty. On the other hand, those of us with the type of equipment that Dalton went after know that it's not the best area on the body to take a goalie stick to.
Ak Bars would win the game 3-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series over Neftekhimik.
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