CSKA is leading the series 3-2 (2:5, 3:2 2ОТ, 5:3, 3:9, 3:4).
About the game
Severstal recovered after game four’s 3:9 loss, but it wasn’t enough as CSKA scored one more this time as well, with Anton Slepyshev netting the game-winner in the second period. The reigning champs survived a late scare, with a pair of tallies by the guests, and tonight CSKA will have a chance to finish Severstal off in game six. However, the game will be held in Cherepovets, and the Steelers will oppose as fiercely as possible.
CSKA’s forward Anton Slepyshev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points over that span.
CSKA’s forward Mikhail Grigorenko is on a five-game scoring streak, with 7 (4+3) points.
CSKA’s forward Konstantin Okulov had at least an assist in each of his previous three games, totaling four helpers.
CSKA’s forward Pavel Karnaukhov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.
Severstal’s defenseman Daniil Pylenkov lines up for his 200th KHL game tonight.