After Wednesday’s Traktor win, the series return to the Urals.

It has been a dramatic series so far, and it’s not over yet. In game four, Traktor took Ufa by the storm and went away with a 7:1 victory that tied things up. A battle is to be expected as the two Eastern side collide for the fifth game in Chelyabinsk. Traktor’s Tomas Hyka is in a phenomenal shape, with seven points in his latest three games, but Salavat Yulaev will do whatever it takes to achieve a precious away victory.

17:00: Traktor vs Salavat Yulaev

Series stand
The series is tied 2-2.

About the game
Traktor tied things up on Wednesday, with a 7:1 thump of Salavat Yulaev in Ufa. The Traktor’s offense cut loose in game four, and the series will now return to Chelyabinsk with the home side on a morale boost after a huge victory. Game five will be key in the Eastern semifinals.
Traktor’s forward Tomas Hyka is on a three-game scoring streak, with 7 (3+4) points over that span.

Suspensions
Salavat Yulaev’s defenseman Grigory Panin serves the first of a three-game ban.

Milestone alert
Salavat Yulaev’s forward Viktor Tikhonov may reach 50 points in the KHL playoffs (currently at 48).

Related clubs

Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) Salavat Yulaev (Ufa)
Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Traktor (Chelyabinsk)
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