Originally written on Puckrant.com  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Lev Prague's key task in the Gagarin Cup Finals has been to shut down the big Metallurg Magnitogorsk trio of Sergei Mozyakin, Jan Kovar, and Danis Zaripov.  Through the first four periods of the Finals, it was a job that the Czech team had done to perfection.  Metallurg had been held without a goal, and although that scary first line had got itself some chances, Petri Vehanen had been more than equal to them in the Lev goal. And then the second period of Game 2 rolled around, and now all of a sudden we have a series on our hands.  Metallurg, having lost Game 1 at home, were desperate, and they finally got the puck behind Vehanen.  The goal came from an unlikely source, as forward Bogdan Potekhin, who scored only 3-2-5 in 43 regular season games, found an unguarded spot in front of the net, and made no mistake with his one-timer off a pass from Mikhail Yunkhov.  Almost immediately, Lev had a great chance to tie things up, when Michal Repik was hooked by Metallurg's Yevgeny ...

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