Metallurg and CSKA put on a show for game two, combining for ten goals with Magnitka prevailing with a 6:4 score. As usual, when the score is high, the Ilya Vorobyov’s men felt just fine and tied the series after losing game one to CSKA. Moreover, the second period saw a record-breaking seven goals shared between the opponents as the teams played openly and treated the fans of a packed Metallurg Arena.

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.

19:30: CSKA vs Metallurg

Series stand:
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.

Injury list
CSKA: Nikita Rtishchev.
Metallurg: Alexei Maklyukov.

Milestone alert
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.

Related clubs

Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)
CSKA (Moscow) CSKA (Moscow)
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