Dynamo Moscow and Severstal put on a show in their first-round clash, and they are going to solve things up tonight on an epic game seven. The Blue-and-Whites had an excellent chance to finish off the Andrei Razin’s men in game six, but Severstal took an early lead and controlled the game in the third period. Excellent goaltending by Vladislav Podyapolsky (27 saves, including seven in the closing frame) made the difference for the home team, who survived in the end as emotions were through the roof and led the players to several altercations. The series went full-distance, and tonight drama will abound all over the ice.
The series is tied 3-3.
About the game
In game six, Severstal was up by three at the midgame mark, then allowed two quick goals to Dynamo, but that was enough to collect a win and force the series to the seventh game. Joonas Nattinen and Daniil Vovchenko had two points for the Cherepovets side, who will be at its first-ever seventh game. The Blue-and-Whites, instead, have a 1-1 record in the same situation, defeating Avangard 1:0 in the 2012 Gagarin Cup finals, and losing 1:5 to Lokomotiv in the 2014 first round.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Eric O’Dell is on a four-game scoring streak, with 7 (2+5) points over that span.
Dynamo Moscow’s defenseman Vyacheslav Voynov is on a four-game scoring streak, with 6 (3+3) points.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Oscar Lindberg is also on a four-game scoring streak, with 6 (1+5) points.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Stanislav Galiyev may score his 100th KHL goal (currently at 99).
Severstal’s forward Igor Geraskin may reach 100 KHL points (currently at 99).