In the fifth match of the 2018/2019 KHL Gagarin Cup playoffs first round, SKA edged past HC Spartak Moscow, claiming a 2:1 victory.
On the counterattack, Anton Zlobin gifted Spartak the lead in the second frame, and the visitors were managing to keep SKA at bay.
However, in the third frame, Maxim Karpov equalised from the doorstep on the powerplay, before Swedish defenseman David Rundblad thumped a wrist shot in when on another man advantage to snatch a 2:1 victory!
Game six will take place at the CSKA Arena in Moscow on March 8.
SKA - Spartak - 2:1 (0:0, 0:1, 2:1)
0:1 Zlobin (Hudacek, Fyodorov) 24.04
1:1 Karpov (Datsyuk, Gusev), 48.32
2:1 Rundblad (Gusev, Plotnikov), 54.06
Goalkeepers: Hellberg - Hudacek
Shots on target: 29 - 20
Faceoffs: 41 - 18
Hits: 16 - 10
Penalty minutes: 14 - 16
Referees: Kulakov, Olenin