(1) CSKA 3
(2) SKA 2
CSKA leads the series 2-0
Roman Lyubimov scored the game winner in the 102nd minute to snap a 2-2 tie and give CSKA a vital victory in the third period of overtime.
The key moment was created by Alexander Radulov, who picked up his second assist of the game to move ahead of Sergei Mozyakin in the post-season scoring chart. Radulov worked behind the net before delivering the puck to the slot where Lyubimov was on the spot to score his second of the night and settle the outcome.
Lyubimov’s goal means that CSKA heads north for game three on Monday with a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, piling the pressure on to a SKA team that has never reached a grand final in its history. It also ended perhaps the best game of this season’s play-offs so far.
The action began when SKA took the lead in the 12th minute when Evgeny Dadonov scored a power play goal on the rebound from Andrei Kuteikin’s shot, but CSKA lev ...