After a 5-3 win over Sibir Novosibirsk Torpedo fixed the seventh Play-Off-Place in the East Conference and Sibir remains behind behind Tractor on 9th place – Barys wins the Chernyshev Division and Torpedo secures the Play-Offs.
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod had a great chance to qualify for the playoffs. With the 9th of the East Conference, Sibir Novosibirsk, came a team that also had to win in order to speculate further on place 8. Denis Parshin made the dream start of the home team 17 seconds later. But in a balanced start period Sibir equalized in the 8.Minute to 1-1.
The second period then belonged to Nizhny Novgorod. After goals from Robert Sabolic in the 27th minute to 2-1, Danil Veryayev with a short hand to 3-1 and a goal by Anton Shenfeld, Torpedo moved to the 33rd minute to 4-1 thereof. Thanks to Demidov, Sibir was allowed at least to hope again in the 36th minute (2-4). But a strong final period was too late for Sibir and so succeeded after the 5-2 by Calof (52.) only the 3-5 by Sayustov (53.). With this second win of the season over Sibir Torpedo is now fix in the playoffs. However, Sibir still remains in the race for eighth place, as Traktor Chelyabinsk lost 2-4 at Severstal and suffered a defeat for the fourth time in a row.
Nizhny Novgorod vs Sibir Novosibirsk 5-3 (1-1, 3-1, 1-1)
On Wednesday Traktor had beaten even in the home game Severstal with 1-2 in overtime. This time it was Sergei Monakhov who put Severstal 2-0 in the starting period with two goals (1., 11.). Bailen was able to shorten to 1-2 in a power play shortly before the break (18.), but Khokhlov restored the old distance with the 3-1 (45.). A short-handed goal by Petunin ensured the comfortable 4-1 lead of the hosts (32.). In the final period Chelyabinsk could only achieve a goal from Yerofeyev to 2-4 (54.).
Cherepovets vs Tractor Chelyabinsk 4-2 (2-1, 2-0, 0-1)
In addition to Avtomobilist, who are already confirmed as winners of the East Conference, the second Division Champion of the East Conference is also firmly established. This succeeded Barys Astana in direct duel against Avangard Omsk. Omsk had to win after 60 minutes to hope for second place. Barys but succeeded in the 12th Minute by Viktor Svedberg the 1-0-lead. In the second period, Avangard pressed for equalizer, but Bary’s goalie Henrik Karlsson was simply unbearable. In the third period Omsk then succeeded in the 49th minute by Pivtsakin equalizer to 1-1. However, Omsk was unable to force the so important opening goal. So it went into the overtime, where Avangard was clearly game-defining. But only the penalty shootout brought the final decision. Against the already fixed Barys Astana Sergei Shirokov fixed with the seventh attempt for Omsk the 2-1 victory for Avangard.
Barys Astana vs Avangard Omsk 1-2 OS (1-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-1)
Admiral Vladivostok vs Salavat Ufs 3-2 SO (0-2, 1-0, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Amur Khabarovsk vs Kunlun Red Star 3-2 OT (1-0, 1-0, 0-2, 0-0, 1-0)
Neftekhimik vs Metallurg Magnitogorsk 0-4 (0-1, 0-2, 0-1)