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3 – 2

1:0 1:1 1:1

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Game stats
  • 2 Power play goals 1
  • 0 Shorthanded goals 0
  • 2 Power play opportunities 3
  • 31 Faceoffs won 22
  • 6 Penalty in minutes 4

Kovi, Dadonov take SKA to the brink of glory. Gagarin Cup Finals, Game 4

17 April 2015, 23:04

SKA 3 Ak Bars 2 SKA leads the series 3-1 SKA is just one game away from lifting the first major trophy in the club’s history after edging Ak Bars 3-2 on the night to take a 3-1 series lead. After a wait of almost 70 years the St. Petersburg team goes to Kazan on Sunday with a golden chance to end that long, long drought and claim the biggest prize in the Russian game for the first time. In Game 4 all the big names came out to play. Ilya Kovalchuk produced a hat-trick of assists, the leading play-off goalscorer Evgeny Dadonov claimed the game-winner, and Ak Bars’ two key post-season scorers Oscar Moller and Justin Azevedo also found the net in replay. SKA made a perfect start to the game, scoring with its first attack after just 38 seconds. Kovalchuk was the architect advancing down the right into a shooting position only to slip the puck across to the unmarked Patrick Thoresen. The Norwegian made no mistake, firing into a half-empty goal as Anders Nilsson spr ...

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