Both Severstal and Ak Bars lost in game five, to Dynamo Moscow and Avangard, respectively, but today they have a chance to seek revenge and force a seventh game in their series.

After winning game five, Dynamo Moscow is on the verge of qualifying for the second round – it will be enough to defeat Severstal on the road. However, the Blue-and-Whites shouldn’t consider themselves in safe zone yet; the Andrei Razin’s men showed they can be a hard client to deal with in the latest game, even if they lost. It will be a real battle in Cherepovets when Severstal hosts Dynamo Moscow.

Even more drama is expected in the sixth game of the series between Avangard and Ak Bars. Kazan had a good showing at home, and won again in OT, showcasing a cool head and excellent team play. However, these alone won’t be enough to guarantee a game seven in the series. Moreover, Simon Hrubec in the latest couple of games hasn’t been as strong as he was initially, and Ak Bars may take an advantage over this.

16:00: Severstal vs Dynamo Moscow

Series stand
Dynamo Moscow leads the series 2-3.

About the game
The Blue-and-Whites pushed the gas in game five, and went away with a 5:2 victory. Severstal’s bench boss Gennady Razin decided to risk and pull his goalie on a double man advantage in the second period, and while they scored, it was too late to save the game. Interestingly enough, it was the first overall home win in the series.
Dynamo Moscow’s defenseman Vyacheslav Voynov and forward Eric O’Dell are on a three.game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points over that span.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Oscar Lindberg is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Stanislav Galiyev has scored a goal in each of his previous three games.

Milestone alert
Severstal’s forward Igor Geraskin may reach 100 KHL points.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Stanislav Galiyev may score his 100th KHL tally.

17:00: Avangard vs Ak Bars

Series stand
Avangard leads the series 3-2.

About the game
Kazan won in OT again in game five thanks to a goal by Steven Kampfer. It was the second Ak Bars’ straight win, and thus why not make it three in a row and force a game seven? A double by Sergei Tolchinsky wasn’t enough for the Hawks, who can still close the series at home tonight.

Injury list
Avangard: Alexander Dergachyov.

Milestone alert
Ak Bars’ goalie Igor Bobkov may reach 30 KHL shutouts.
Ak Bars’ forward Nikita Dynyak lines up for his 100th career game.

Related clubs

Avangard (Omsk) Avangard (Omsk)
Ak Bars (Kazan) Ak Bars (Kazan)
Dynamo (Moscow) Dynamo (Moscow)
Severstal (Cherepovets) Severstal (Cherepovets)
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