Voracek Scores In Loss To HC Barys
In just his second game with his new club, Philadelphia Flyers LW Jakub Voracek was able to net his first KHL goal.
Voracek took part in Thursday’s game vs. Avangard Omsk, the team which Jaromir Jagr called home during the locked out 2004-2005 season, and from 2008-2011. Voracek saw just six shifts in the first period as he tried to grow accustomed to the KHL style of play, but picked up his play in the latter periods. He would register 15:09 of ice time, two shots on net, and even tacked on an assist, finding teammate Jiri Novotny for his second goal of the season. The Novotny goal would put HC Lev Praha up 2-1, and the team would take a nice road win with the final score being 3-1. Calgary Flames winger Jiri Hudler played 15:39 for Praha, and would have just one shot on net.
Lev Praha and Voracek would be back in action on Saturday, heading to Kazakhstan to take on HC Barys. Barys has been in the KHL since 2008, and boast two well known players. Former New York Rangers LW Nigel Dawes is in his second season with the club, and Winnipeg Jets Center Nik Antropov signed with Barys during the lockout. Barys would jump out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, thanks to two goals scored by former NHL journeyman Brandon Bochenski. However, Voracek would score a Power Play goal early in the second period, cutting the lead 3-2. Dawes would find the back of the net towards the end of the Second, and helped Barys secure a 4-2 win.
Voracek would find a little more ice time in his second game, getting 20 shifts for a total ice time of 16:56, and on the other side of the ice Antropov would register 14:52 of ice time.
Praha’s next game is Monday, September 24th, as they head to Russia to take on HC Yugra.
Jake Pavorsky is a Flyers contributor for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Jake Pavorsky.