Alexander Popov and Maxim Sorkin scored again in game three – SKA is yet to find a reply for the productive CSKA line that produced three goals including, naturally, the game-winner. SKA was up by two at the midway mark, but the Muscovites, energized by a large crowd, scored six unanswered goals in the third period, including Anton Slepyshev netting his 100th KHL tally with Nikita Gusev sitting in the penalty box.
CSKA is leading the series 2-1.
About the game
Veteran Alexander Popov stole the scene again in the series, potting another game-winner and serving an assist to his productive linemate Maxim Sorkin. After allowing two goals to SKA, goalie Ivan Fedotov ended with 23 saves, while his colleague Lars Johansson was replaced after Slepyshev’s tally, with Alexander Samonov having his debut in the series.
CSKA’s forward Alexander Popov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (3+1) points over that span.
CSKA: Nikita Rtishchev.
SKA: Joonas Kemppainen.
CSKA’s defenseman Nikita Nesterov may serve his 100th KHL assist (currently at 99).
SKA’s forward Nikita Gusev may reach 450 KHL points (currently at 448).
SKA’s forward Leo Komarov lines up for his 50th game in the KHL playoffs.
SKA’s forward Anton Burdasov may score his 50th point in the KHL playoffs (currently at 49).