The game with Lokomotiv turned out to be very combative. The opponent offered CSKA a match under serious pressure. The visitors put pressure, but Adam Reideborn and the defense as a whole played well. CSKA withstood and later began to play sharper.
The second period also became very disciplined for the teams. The account was not opened, but CSKA began to seize the initiative. There were several great moments during the game in the power play, but it did not work out. The guests also had chances when drawing extra, but the reliable game of Reideborn did its job. 0:0 — after forty minutes of the game.
In the third period, CSKA managed to convert a few chances. First, Yaroslav Dyblenko joined the attack and scored his first career goal in the KHL playoffs - 1-0. Later, Lokomotiv received a deletion, which CSKA was able to implement. The second goal helped the CSKA finally take control of the game. Darren Dietz threw, and Pavel Karnaukhov corrected the puck on the spot — 2:0. We start the series with a victory!