CSKA had the upper hand in the game from the first minutes. Semyon Pankratov's goal became the result of active actions. The striker shifted away from the board and accurately threw the puck into the upper corner. During the period , the CSKA team had several other excellent opportunities: Konstantin Okulov found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but failed to beat Kulbakov. The teams went to the break with a minimal advantage of CSKA — 1:0.
After the break, Sergey Fedorov's team continued to increase the aggressive play. Grigorenko and Provolnev had great chances, but the puck would not go into the goal. The guests, on the contrary, used their chance by converting the sending-off of Artem Sergeev. Igor Larionov distinguished himself. Four minutes later, Konstantin Okulov put CSKA ahead again, extending his points streak to six games: 2:1 after 40 minutes of his play.
Torpedo got a real chance to return to the game in the third period. First, Bogdan Kiselyevich was sent off for the backheel, followed by Maksim Sorkin sent off for pushing with a stick. The Nizhny Novgorod team immediately took advantage of the power play. Nikolay Kovalenko threw the puck aptly — 2:2. Less than two minutes before the end of the third period, Kirill Voronin give a lead to Torpedo, and Nikolay Kovalenko scored a double into an empty goal — 2:4. Trailing the Nizhny Novgorod team at home match