Traktor was certainly expecting a different outcome when it hosted Salavat Yulaev for game one, but Stepan Sannikov’s second tally of the playoffs provided to be the game-winner as Chelyabinsk’s forward couldn’t get the puck past Alexander Sharychenkov.

In the Western Conference, CSKA had a strong start in the derby series, with Konstantin Okulov and Vladislav Kamenev keeping their scoring streak alive. Dynamo Moscow replaced Yeryomenko for a fresher Stanislav Bocharov, but while the goalie had a good game, it wasn’t enough. Will the music change in game two?

14:30: Traktor vs Salavat Yulaev

Series stand
Salavat Yulaev leads the series 1-0.

About the game
A second-period goal by Stepan Sannikov and 24 saves from Sharychenkov gave Ufa a 1- 0 lead in the series with a huge away win.
The Salavat Yulaev goalie is on a 64:09 shutout streak, while forward Viktor Tikhonov is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points over that span.

17:00: CSKA vs Dynamo Moscow

Series stand
CSKA leads the series 1-0.

About the game
CSKA took the lead in game one with Slepyshev tallying the game-winner in the third period. Ivan Bocharov had 36 saves for the Blue-and-Whites, but it wasn’t enough to stop CSKA forwards.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov is on a six-game scoring streak, with 8 (4+4) points over that span.
His teammate, forward Vladislav Kamenev, is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points.

Milestone alert
CSKA’s forward Anton Slepyshev can score his 100th goal and his 100th assist in the KHL (currently both at 99), and consequently his 200th KHL point (currently at 198). Also his teammate Mikhail Grigorenko may reach 100 KHL assists.
Dynamo Moscow’s Alexander Yeryomenko may achieve his 300th KHL victory.
Dynamo Moscow’s forward Stanislav Galiyev will be hunting his 100th KHL goal.

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