(1) CSKA 4
(4) Jokerit 0
CSKA leads the series 2-0
After a late, late show to win Game 1 of this series, CSKA found Game 2 far more comfortable. A trio of unanswered goals in the second period proved to be decisive as the Army Men march on Helsinki with a 2-0 advantage in the series. The 4-0 verdict is the first time these teams have been separated by more than a single goal in the their meetings this season.
Igor Grigorenko, Jokerit’s tormentor in chief on Thursday, opened the scoring in the 27th minute with another goal created by Alexander Radulov. Battling his way out of the corner, Radulov fired a backhand pass across the face of the net and Grigorenko got in front of Petr Koukal to shoot the puck past Henrik Karlsson. Ninety seconds later Simon Hjalmarsson put Jan Mursak’s pass in off the bar and the game was already well in the home team’s control.
If Jokerit felt it was hard done by after the first game – and especially after the crucial late penalty o ...