The two Southern Urals franchise put again on a show on Tuesday as they combined for ten goals as Traktor run away with a 6-4 victory in Magnitogorsk. Vladimir Tkachyov netted his first two goals in this year’s playoffs, with Lawrence Pilut and Albert Yarulling also stealing the show for Traktor with their impressive plus-4 differential. Pilut also had a hat-trick of assists, while Yarullin scored an even-strenght goal in the second period and added a pair of helpers. Two points by Yegor Yakovlev, Philippe Maillet, and Andrei Chibisov weren’t enough for Magnitka, who didn’t have the best help from veteran netminder Vasily Koshechkin, who was benched after Tkachyov’s second tally in the third period.
17:00: Traktor vs Metallurg
The series is tied 1-1.
About the game:
No changes in the teams’ lineup is to be expected and game three will be a key one for both sides as both Vorobyov and Gatiyatullin will want to go ahead in the series.
Traktor’s defenseman Nick Bailen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.
Traktor’s defenseman Lawrence Pilut is on a four-game scoring streak, with 7 (1+6) points.
Metallurg’s forward Philippe Maillet is on also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.
Metallurg’s defenseman Mikhail Grigoryev lines up for his 500th KHL game.
Metallurg’s forward Maxim Karpov may reach 50 points in the KHL playoffs (currently at 49).