It has been a close game in Magnitogorsk, only decided by a superb shot by Arkhip Nekolenko in the third period. Traktor fought hard, but lacked something in the offensive zone, and its defense hasn’t been as tight as it could be. Today, the Anvar Gatiyatullin’s men have a chance to seek revenge and tie the series up.

17:00 Metallurg - Traktor

About the game
In game one, Magnitka found itself down in the score twice, but managed to rally back and win it all in the closing frame. Vitaly Kravtsov and Alexei Byvaltsev scored for the guests, while Artyom Zemchynok, Linus Hultstrom, and Nekolenko appeared on the scoresheet for Metallurg.
Traktor’s defenseman Lawrence Pilut is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.

Injury list
Metallurg: Alexei Maklyukov.
Traktor: Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Sedlak.

Milestone alert
Metallurg’s forward Maxim Karpov may score his 50th KHL playoff point (currently at 49).
Traktor’s defenseman Albert Yarullin lines up for his 500th career game tonight.

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Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)
Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Traktor (Chelyabinsk)
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