Series stand. CSKA leads the series 1-0 (5:2).
About the game
The Gagarin Cup reigning champion faced no problems as they downed Severstal 5:2 in game one, with Vitaly Abramov potting a double and Nikita Nesterov giving out two helpers. Robin Press opened the score for Severstal early in the first period, but that wasn’t enough for the Andrei Razin’s men, who will seek out revenge tonight.
CSKA’s forward Sergei Plotnikov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 9 (7+2) points over that span.
CSKA’s defenseman Nikita Nesterov is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points.
Severstal’s forward Igor Geraskin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points.
Severstal’s forward Adam Liska is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points.
CSKA’s forward Mikhail Grigorenko may score his 50th point in the KHL playoffs (currently at 49).