Meanwhile, Avangard shut things down for Metallurg, leaving no evidence of the 5-goal outing Metallurg kicked off this series with. This game must be viewed as critical for Metallurg because heading back to Omsk down 3-1 would seem like little more than an exercise in futility.
2-1 series lead for Avangard.
Game 1: A 5-2 victory for Metallurg.
Game 2: A 2-1 OT win for Avangard.
Game 3: A 3-0 win for Avangard.
About the game
Hrubec has played 101:08 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.
Boucher has points in 12 straight games, going 10-6-16 over that span.
Metallurg: Bogdan Potekhin
Avangard: Nail Yakupov, Maxim Chudinov
Defenseman Philip Holm is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).
Forward Nikolai Prokhorkin is hoping to collect his 250th career KHL point (currently at 249).
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk hoping to collect his 50th career KHL playoff point (currently at 49).
Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
2-1 series lead for SKA.
Game 1: A 4-1 victory for Dynamo Moscow.
Game 2: A 1-0 victory for SKA.
Game 3: A 3-2 OT victory for SKA.
About the game
Burdasov has points in three straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.
SKA: Marat Khusnutdinov
Defenseman Vasili Tokranov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Forward Dmitri Kagarlitsky is hoping to collect his 250th career KHL assist (currently at 249).