However, the Hawks will be a fierce opponent for the Steel Foxes – the Ilya Vorobyov’s men will need to have another outstanding performance to ultimately defeat the KHL reigning champions. Moreover, Avangard will have a good opportunity at home, and they will want to send the series back to the Urals again. Will we see a game seven in this series? Or will Metallurg prevail once again? Tonight, we’ll find out the answers.
Metallurg leads the series 3-2.
About the game
The Hawks will need a strong performance in game six – they lost their previous three games to Magnitka, and they didn’t show their best game at all last time around. Moreover, several Metallurg leaders have alive scoring streak, showcasing an excellent shape, while Avangard’s attack has been struggling recently, with only four goals in the last three losing efforts.
Metallurg’s forward Nikolai Goldobin is on a four-game scoring streak, with 7 (3+4) points over that span.
Metallurg’s forward Brendan Leipsic is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points.
Metallurg’s forward Philippe Maillet is on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.
Metallurg’s defenseman Yegor Yakovlev had one assist in each of his previous six games.
Avangard: Alexander Dergachyov.
Metallurg: Mikhail Grigoryev.
Metallurg’s forward Maxim Karpov may reach 50 points in the KHL playoffs (currently at 48).