Lukas Sedlak’s return proved to be not enough for Traktor – the Czech foreigner collected a minus-3 differential, and Metallurg scored six unanswered goals in Chelyabinsk with a sensational 6:0 score in game four.

Certainly, Anvar Gatiyatullin was hoping to be in a different position in game five – especially as they need to play on the road – but the Southern Urals rivalry probably gave some extra motivation to the Metallurg’s squad who enjoyed a three-point performance from Brendan Leipsic and Philippe Maillet. However, Metallurg shouldn’t think the series is over, but such an experienced team is unlikely to allow itself such a mistake and it’s likely that Magnitka will find itself in the Gagarin Cup tonight – barring any strong performance from the many Traktor’s scorers.

17:00: Metallurg vs Traktor

Series Stand
Metallurg leads the series 3-1.

About the game
Magnitka’s veteran goalie Vasily Koshechkin posted another shutout on Saturday, and is on a 90:33 shutout streak.
Metallurg’s forward Nikolai Goldobin is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points over that span.
Metallurg’s forward Brendan Leipsic is on a three-game scoring streak, also scoring 5 (3+2) points.

Injury list
Metallurg: Alexei Maklyukov.
Traktor: Teemu Pulkkinen.

Related clubs

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