Metallurg was just six minutes away from its third Gagarin Cup triumph after Yegor Korobkin had his first goal of this year’s playoffs, but CSKA forced an OT after yet another clutch goal by young gun Maxim Sorkin. In extra-time, Nikita Nesterov had an impressive solo in the offensive zone and sent the puck back to a rushing Dahlbeck, who won it for the Muscovites.

Despite the loss, however, Magnitka had a little reason to rejoice – earlier in the game, veteran netminder Vasily Koshechkin set a KHL record as he extended his shutout streak to 156 minutes, 34 seconds. That included back-to-back shutouts in Moscow and eclipsed Ilya Sorokin’s 137:55 streak set when he backstopped CSKA to the 2019 title.

Koshechkin’s heroics, however, were stopped by Konstantin Okulov in the late second stanza. Metallurg is still ahead, though, and CSKA will need to give it all today as well if they want to send the series to game seven.

19:00: CSKA vs Metallurg

Series stand:
Metallurg leads the series 3-2.

About the game
CSKA has an all-time record of 1-1 in Gagarin Cup game six. Metallurg, instead, is 0-2. Ivan Fedotov had 37 saves for CSKA, and celebrated his 14th win in this year’s playoffs.

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

Milestone alert:
CSKA’s defenseman Andrei Sergeyev and Metallurg’s blueliner Yegor Yakovlev line up for his 100th game in the KHL playoffs.
Metallurg’s forward Yegor Korobkin plays his 100th career game tonight.
Metallurg’s goalie Vasily Koshechkin becomes the first goalie to reach 150 games in the KHL playoffs. He’s sixth in all-time played playoff games.

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