East: Chudinov scores from his own half, Ufa takes its chances. March 20 playoffs20 March 2019, 20:30
Evander Kane made his Dinamo Minsk debut within hours of agreeing a move from Winnipeg to Belarus, but he couldn’t save his new team from a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Loko seized the initiative early on, with goals from Sergei Plotnikov and Niklas Hagman giving a 2-0 advantage inside the first five minutes. Andrei Stas cut the deficit, but Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves to secure the win for Loko.
In Chekhov, Vityaz overturned a 0-2 deficit to sink Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 4-2, with Josh Hennessey getting the winner.