(6) Lokomotiv 0
(3) Dynamo Moscow 4
Dynamo wins the series 4-2
Dynamo Moscow wrapped up its series against Lokomotiv with a 4-0 victory, taking a 4-2 win in the Conference quarter-final and setting up a renewal of play-off hostilities with SKA.
After a big win in Moscow last time out, Dynamo began the game with a clear determination not to suffer a repeat of last year’s series when it arrived in Yaroslavl with a 3-2 lead only to suffer back-to-back hammerings and crash out of the competition. The Blue-and-Whites put Loko under pressure from the start, and opened the scoring after five minutes when Martins Karsums scored his team’s first power play goal of the post season.
That lead was doubled before 10 minutes were up: amid chaos in Loko’s defense Alexander Osipov stayed calm and picked his spot to hit the net through a crowd of spread-eagled D-men. Already it seemed that the home team was going to struggle to prolong the series.
Dynamo extended its lead in ...