Oscar Fantenberg stroke the net with just seventy seconds to the final hooter, giving SKA an unexpected 3-2 lead in the series after the fifth game. Andrei Svetlakov’s game has been full of up and downs – he netted a double for CSKA, but was also sitting in the penalty box during Fantenberg’s heroics in the late third period. With the clock ticking, Nikita Gusev found the Swedish d-man on the lookout in the high slot, and Fedotov had no chances in the consequent one-timer. Right now, the St. Petersburg’s side is at just one game from qualifying to the grand finals since 2017, when they defeated Metallurg with a 4-1 score. A rematch of the series is ahead of the KHL fans?

19:00: CSKA vs SKA

Series stand:
SKA is leading the series 3-2.

About the game
CSKA’s Alexander Popov was crucial for his team again, setting up Svetlakov’s first strike after eleven minutes. Goalie Ivan Fedotov allowed three goals for the second straight game. Tonight, CSKA will battle hard to force a seventh game, which will be however scheduled in St. Petersburg.
CSKA’s forward Maxim Sorkin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (3+1) points over that span.
SKA’s Nikita Gusev is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points.

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

Milestone alert
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov may reach 50 points in the KHL playoffs (currently at 49).
SKA’s forward Nikita Gusev may reach 50 assists in the KHL playoffs (currently at 49).
SKA’s defenseman Mat Robinson lines up for his 550th KHL game.

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