(8) HC Sochi 2
(1) CSKA Moscow 6
CSKA wins the series 4-0
CSKA became the first team to confirm its play-off progress, wrapping up a series sweep with a comprehensive win in Sochi.
The game remained competitive until the third period, despite CSKA taking an early 2-0 lead through Alexander Radulov and Damir Zhafyarov. Andre Petersson got one back for Sochi before Jan Mursak made it 3-1 and chased starting goalie Andrei Gavrilov to the bench.
Ilya Krikunov made it 2-3 in the 33th minute and Sochi came out for the final session knowing that it could still keep the series alive with a strong showing in the last 20 minutes. Igor Grigorenko, however, had other ideas. He scored twice in two minutes to put his team 5-2 up and put the game – and series – out of Sochi’s reach. Evgeny Artyukhin completed the scoring as CSKA earned a week’s rest before returning to action in the Conference semi-final.
(7) Torpedo 1
(2) SKA 3
SKA leads the ...