They say the fourth win is the hardest in a series, but CSKA will now have up to four cracks at it. Or will the Muscovites put the nail in the coffin tonight and then rest up for the next opponent?
It’s desperation time for SKA. What face are we going to see?
3-0 series lead for CSKA.
Game 1: A 3-0 victory for CSKA.
Game 2: A 2-0 victory for CSKA.
Game 3: A 5-2 victory for CSKA.
About the game
Okulov has points in six straight games, going 4-6-10 over that span.
Shalunov has points in six straight games, going 4-2-6 over that span.
Slepyshev has points in four straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.
SKA: Marat Khusnutdinov
CSKA: Dmitri Samorukov
Defenseman Vasili Tokranov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Forward Ivan Telegin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).