You’ve got to think that Ak Bars has breathed a sigh of relief and possibly has its mojo back. These aren’t the kind of bears Avangard was hoping to wake.
2-1 series lead for Avangard.
Game 1: A 3-1 victory for Avangard.
Game 2: A 2-0 victory for Avangard.
Game 3: A 2-1 victory for Ak Bars.
About the game
Bilyalov made 27 saves in leading Ak Bars to victory in Game 3.
Three of the six points collected by Ak Bars players were collected by defensemen.
Ak Bars managed to maintain its lead after having scored two goals in the first 7:14 minutes of the Game 3.
Kostin has points in four straight games, going 3-1-4 over that span.
Avangard: Nail Yakupov, Maxim Chudinov
Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).