Striker Anton Slepyshev returned to CSKA for the match with Sochi HC. CSKA defender Fredrik Klasson and striker Pavel Karnaukhov, on the contrary, were left out of the application for the game. Mikhail Grigorenko, Maksim Sorkin, Maksim Mamin, and goalkeeper Adam Reideborn also missed the match again.
The starting period was completely left to the hosts. This is evidenced by the statistics of shots on target — 17:4 in favor of CSKA. The sending-off of Sergey Plotnikov, which the CSKA successfully neutralized, did not help the Sochi team. The hosts spent their power play very productively, made several dangerous shots, but it didn't work out. Twice the guests were saved by a metal after shots by Matvey Guskov and Sergey Plotnikov. The first period resulted in 0:0.
After the break, Anton Slepyshev, who returned to CSKA, said his word. Poltapov and Grudinin brought the experienced CSKA striker to an excellent position in front of Maksim Tretyak's goal — the score was open with 1-0. Later, for the third time in the match, the CSKA players hit the upright — Maksim Kirileychenko was close to the first goal in the KHL. The score did not change again until the second break.
In the third period, the CSKA team had an overwhelming advantage again, but the goalkeeper of the guests played very reliably. The second puck went into an empty net scored by Konstantin Okulov. Aleksandr Sharychenkov stoned 17 shots and made the second cob of the season. A victory with the score 2:0.