Game one for both Metallurg and SKA was a nightmare at home, allowing 14 combined goals and scoring only one each. Avangard and Spartak consequently had a fantastic start of the series, with several players reaching significant statistical achievements – but the series aren’t over yet. Quite the opposite, they have just started.
Avangard leads the series 1-0.
About the game
Avangard had an emphatic opening in the series with a huge, historic road win, but Metallurg won’t surrender after just one game.
Avangard’s forward Ivan Telegin is on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.
Metallurg: Mikhail Grigoryev.
Avangard: Alexander Dergachyov.
Avangard’s Ivan Telegin lines up for his 400th KHL game.
Metallurg’s forward Nikolai Goldobin plays his 100th KHL game tonight.
Spartak leads the series 1-0.
About the game
The Muscovites had a sensational win in game one, and they will try to double their lead tonight. However, SKA will surely have other plans.
SKA’s forward Andrei Kuzmenko is on a five-game scoring streak, with 9 (5+4) points over that span.
SKA’s forward Anton Burdasov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 7 (1+6) points.
Spartak’s forward Ivan Drozdov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points.
Spartak’s forward Maxim Tsyplakov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
SKA: Joonas Kemppainen.
Spartak: Alexander Avtsin, Nikolai Chebykin.
SKA’s defenseman Vasily Tokranov may score his 100th KHL assist (currently at 99).
Spartak’s forward Sergei Shirokov may reach 250 KHL assists (currently at 248).