Avangard can expect a bigger effort from the home team today, so expect them to come ready to double their effort as well! Mr. Reid Boucher will surely be motivated to everything possible to score Avangard’s way to a Game 2 victory.
1-0 series lead for Avangard.
Game 1: A 3-1 victory for Avangard.
About the game
The teams have split their 4-game series during the regular season. Ak Bars won 2-1 in the shootout and 3-1 while Avangard took its two victories each by a score of 3-0.
Petrov has points in three straight games, going 3-0-3 over that span.
Boucher has points in 16 straight games, going 11-9-20 over that span. He has now tied Maxim Sushinsky’s club record of points in 16 straight games from the 2003-04 season. With a point today, he could tie Alexander Radulov’s KHL record of points in 17 straight games.
Sharipzyanov has points in three straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Chinakhov points in three straight games, going 2-1-3 over that span.
Avangard: Nail Yakupov, Maxim Chudinov
Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).