(2) SKA 3 (1OT)
(3) Dynamo Moscow 2
SKA wins the series 4-1
SKA reach Western Conference final for the first time in KHL history, and its series victory over Dynamo laid a few of the club’s ghosts to rest.
Two seasons running St. Petersburg’s hopes of lifting the big prize were dashed by the Moscow team, and twice Dynamo went on to win the cup itself. So this series had more than a place in the Conference final at stake – it was about overcoming the weight of history.
So when Evgeny Dadonov grabbed the winning goal in overtime, snapping a 2-2 tie and securing a 4-1 series triumph, the celebrations mingled joy and relief.
Dadonov struck in the 10th minute of the extras, presented with an easy finish after neat passing between Vadim Shipachyov and Artemy Panarin to end Dynamo’s season.
Going into the game with a 3-1 lead in the series, SKA knew that progress was within touching distance and produced a perfect start to the game. Just 37 seconds in, ...