(1) Ak Bars 2
(2) Sibir 1
Ak Bars leads the series 2-0
For the second game running Anders Nilsson proved to be a formidable obstacle for Sibir as Ak Bars took a firm grip on the Eastern Conference final series with a 2-1 victory.
Nilsson, who came into the game on a run of just one goal conceded in five outings, extended his unbeaten run in this series to 111:24 as his team keep the Siberians off the scoresheet for two more periods.
Sibir’s impressive power play finally got the team off the mark, but after coming into the series with a 33% conversion rate, Andrei Skabelka’s team came up blank on four occasions before finally hitting the target in the 52nd minute through Vladimir Butuzov. He swept the puck home low on Nilsson’s stick side after Stepan Sannikov wrestled for possession behind the goal.
By that time, however, it was already too late to save the game. Ak Bars had forged ahead in the first period thanks to a Kirill Petrov goal in t ...