KHL Championship – Russian Ice Hockey Championship 2020/2021. Stage 2 Guidelines
At the end of Stage 1 (regular season) eight teams from each Conference advance to Stage 2 (playoffs). In each Conference two Division winners are seeded first and second, first being the team with more points scored throughout Stage 1. The other five teams in each Conference are seeded third to eighth depending on points scored and regardless of Division placing. Higher seeds gain home advantage in every round of the playoffs. In each Conference in every round the highest seed plays the lowest seed, with second highest seed playing second lowest etc. In each Conference every playoff tie (quarterfinals, semifinals and final) is best-of-seven series. Games 1 and 2 (and, if necessary, Games 5 and 7) are played on higher seeded team’s home ice. The team winning four games advances to the next round. The team losing four games is out of the competition.
Conferences quarterfinals to be played on following days:
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021