Ten different players hit the back of the net, with Philippe Maillet also having a hat-trick of assists for a four-point performance (and a plus-4 differential). Also Brendan Leipsic and Nikolai Goldobin had a multi-point game for Magnitka.
The series is tied 1-1.
About the game
CSKA is 4-0 in Gagarin Cup finals’ game threes, while Metallurg is 0-3.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points over that span.
CSKA’s forward Sergei Plotnikov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points.
CSKA’s forward Anton Slepyshev is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
Metallurg’s forward Maxim Karpov is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points.
CSKA: Nikita Rtishchev.
Metallurg: Alexei Maklyukov.
CSKA’s forward Alexander Popov lines up for his 161st KHL game – he has the most playoff games in the league’s history among forwards.