Defeating HC Dynamo Moscow 5:1, SKA have reached 111 points for the season and will definitely finish in the top four of the Western Conference. As a result, SKA will start the 2017/2018 KHL Gagarin Cup playoffs at home. Fifth placed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod have 77 points, and cannot rise above SKA.
SKA's first two playoff matches will take place inside the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace on the 3rd and 4th of March 2018. The away games are scheduled for March 7-8. At the moment, SKA lead the conference, with Spartak Moscow in eighth position.