Alexander Popov didn’t score in game four and CSKA lost – but it isn’t over yet as the series is now tied at two. SKA gave the Muscovites three powerful blows in three minutes in the middle stanza, sending CSKA to the ground. Vitaly Abramov and Maxim Sorkin (again!) cut SKA’s lead later in the game, but it wasn’t enough – Mikhail Vorobyov’s first tally in the playoffs was the eventual game-winner for St. Petersburg.

17:00: SKA vs CSKA

Series stand:
The series is tied 2-2.

About the game
In game four, Nikita Gusev scored his 450th career point with his two assists to Igor Ozhiganov and Anton Burdasov. Tonight, he’s expected to another key performance as the series’ temperature gets hotter and hotter. The SKA’s forward is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.
SKA’s forward Mikhail Vorobyov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
SKA’s defenseman Igor Ozhiganov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.

Injury list
SKA: Joonas Kemppainen.
CSKA: Nikita Rtishchev.

Milestone alert
SKA’s forward Nikita Gusev may reach 50 assists in the KHL playoffs (currently at 48).
CSKA’s Semyon Pankratov lines up for his 100th KHL game.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov may reach 50 points in the KHL playoffs (currently at 48).

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