Tonight the Conference semifinals start a new chapter after game one, with Ak Bars hosting Admiral and SKA welcoming Torpedo. Both series started with the home team grabbing wins, and we’ll soon discover if they’ll be able to double the advantage today.
17:00: Ak Bars vs Admiral
Ak Bars leads the series 1-0 (3:2).
About the game
Admiral rallied back in the second period after a quick two-goal lead by Ak Bars following goals by Alex Radulov and Stanislav Galiyev. However, a third-period, powerplay tally by Nikita Lyamkin sealed the deal for the hosts, who only had seven shots on goal in the closing frame.
Ak Bars’ forward Alexander Radulov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points over that span.
Ak Bars’ forward Dmitry Kagarlitsky is on a five-game scoring streak, with 6 (2+4) points.
Ak Bars’ forward Stanislav Galiyev is on a four-game scoring streak, with 6 (3+3) points.
Admiral: Anton Berlyov, Yegor Rykov, Colby Williams, Gleb Zyryanov.
Ak Bars’ forward Alexander Radulov celebrates his 100th game in the KHL playoffs, and may reach another two milestones, as he’s close to get to 650 KHL points (currently at 647), with 100 scored in the playoffs (currently at 98).
17:00: SKA vs Torpedo
SKA leads the series 1-0 (2:1 OT).
About the game
Dmitrj Jaskin netted the game winner in OT for SKA in game one, following tallies by Nikolai Prokhorkin (his first of the season) and Vladislav Firstov in the third period. SKA only had one shot on goal in extra time, while Torpedo couldn’t finalize in any of its six attempts.
Torpedo’s forward Dennis Yan is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points over that span.
Torpedo’s forward Vladislav Firstov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points.
SKA: Daniil Moiseyev, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoi.
Torpedo: Igor Larionov, Georgy Misharin, Kirill Urakov.
Torpedo’s forward Alexei Kruchinin may reach 200 points in the KHL (currently at 198).