It only gets harder from here on out – for both contestants!
2-0 series lead for CSKA.
Game 1: A 3-0 victory for CSKA.
Game 2: A 2-0 victory for CSKA.
About the game
Johansson has pitched three shutouts in a row, playing 180 straight minutes without allowing a goal against. He is shooting to break Petri Vehanen’s record for playoff minutes played without allowing a goal against, which stands at 225:16.
Okulov has points in six straight games, going 3-5-8 over that span.
Shalunov has points in five straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.
SKA: Marat Khusnutdinov
CSKA: Dmitri Samorukov
Defenseman Vasili Tokranov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Defenseman Dinar Khafizullin is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL playoff game (currently at 99).
Forward Ivan Telegin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).