These two combatants are facing each other for the Gagarin Cup for the first time in KHL playoff history!
Avangard: Karri Ramo
- In KHL history, the team that has won the first game of the Gagarin Cup final has ended up winning 6 of the 10 Gagarin Cups to date.
- CSKA has both won and lost the first game of a Gagarin Cup final, but has never yet won the Gagarin Cup.
- Marchenko is hoping to suit up for his 50th career KHL playoff game.
- Okulov is hoping to collect his 50th career KHL assist.
- Blazhievsky is hoping to collect his 50th career KHL point.
- Slepyshev is looking to suit up for his 50th career KHL playoff game.
- Avangard has indeed won the first game of a Gagarin Cup final, but has never won the Gagarin Cup itself.
- Petrov is looking to collect his 250th career KHL point. He currently has 248.
- Shirokov’s next goal will be his 150th career goal in the KHL.
- Bobkov has played 109:18 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.