The series is tied 0-0.
2016: Gagarin Cup finals. Metallurg defeated CSKA 4-3.
About the game
The Gagarin Cup finals will start in Magnitogorsk as the Urals franchise had the best points percentage in the regular season. Metallurg defeated Barys (4-1), Avangard (4-3), and Traktor (4-1) en route to its fourth participation in the grand finals. CSKA, instead, moved past Lokomotiv and Dynamo Moscow with a 4-0 score, then defeated SKA in seven games (4-3).
Magnitka is 0-3 in Gagarin Cup’s first games, while CSKA is 2-2.
CSKA’s goalie Ivan Fedotov is on an 81:08 shutout streak.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.
Metallurg: Alexei Maklyukov.
CSKA: Nikita Rtishchev.
Metallurg’s Yaroslav Khabarov lines up for his 100th game in the KHL playoffs.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov may reach 150 KHL assists (currently at 149).