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Dinamo Minsk's KHL performance in August-October 2017: Analysis

Belarus' representative in the Kontinental Hockey League Dinamo Minsk celebrated the recent victory over Torpedo. However, then followed the defeat at Vityaz 0:4.

We took advantage of the break in the calendar to sum up the intermediate results of the performance of Dinamo in one of the strongest ice hockey leagues in the world.

Dinamo definitely had a disastrous start of the season. Six consecutive losses threw The Bison to the bottom of the Western Conference.

In addition, the guys of newly signed manager Gordie Dwyer very often violated the rules and took first place in terms of this indicator.

The first victory of the season came to The Bison only in the third week, when the club from Sochi was defeated. The coaching staff made adjustments to the game. And it gave its results. By the way, striker Justin Fontaine made his first double in the season in the match against Sochi.

At the 4th week, the newcomer of the team, Jack Skille, appeared in all his glory before the Minsk fans. The forward created a masterpiece goal. The first KHL match, the second shot and a goal. By the way, Skille came to replace one of the leaders Rob Klinkhammer.

On September 13, Dinamo climbed into the zone playoffs zone.

Dinamo goalie Jhonas Enroth led the list of goaltenders by the number of shutout matches - he had three of them.

Fans will remember for a long time the home match on September 17 against Magnitogorsk's Metallurg. At least one of these fans - 7-year-old Pasha - will definitely do.

After two periods, The Bison were behind 0:3. The upset young fan was shown on the big screen and the inspired Bison eventually snatched the victory 5:3. The loyal fan received two season tickets and Dinamo attributes.

6th week of the regular season. 20-year-old Dmitry Buynitsky scores his first goal. Despite the good performance, he is sent to the farm club less than a month later.

The 7th game week gave the fans excellent matches and a lot of positive emotions. Dinamo twice outplayed teammates from Moscow, by the way, one of the favorites of the Kontinental Hockey League.

In the first of these matches, Dinamo veteran Alexander Kulakov scored his 50th goal in the KHL!

Dinamo's Jhonas Enroth was named the best goalie of the 8th game week in the league. The goaltender of the Belarusian club repelled almost 96% of shots on his goal.

The hockey club Dinamo got its live mascot - the Baron bison from the Minsk Zoo.

This was announced on October 14. For now you can learn about the Baron's belonging to the Dinamo family only by looking at a modest plate in the enclosure. But soon the club is going to decorate the whole bison's house in Dinamo style.

The victory against Torpedo was a landmark for striker Alexander Kulakov. He was the first Dinamo Minsk played to have reached the mark of 400 matches in the KHL.

The current season is already the 14th for Alexander Kulakov. This is an absolute record.

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