SKA Saint Petersburg defeated HC CSKA Moscow 3:2 in game six of the 2018/2019 KHL Western Conference, in turn extending the series to a seventh match.
Coming into the game, SKA knew that they had to win in order to keep their season going, and they duly obliged in a pulsating, eventful sixth match against CSKA Moscow.
Midway through the second period, our players boasted a 2:0 advantage after Nail Yakupov struck twice, but Mat Robinson scored two goals in quick succession to draw the Moscow visitors level.
Nevertheless, in a tense third frame, Nikita Gusev whipped home a fantastic wrister from the left faceoff circle on the powerplay to take the thrilling series to a deciding duel on Tuesday!
SKA - CSKA - 3:2 (1:0, 1:2, 1:0)
1:0 Yakupov (Karpov), 15.35
2:0 Yakupov (Hersley, Byvaltsev), 22.02
2:1 Robinson (Svetlakov, Kaprizov), 33.16
2:2 Robinson (Okulov, Shalunov), 35.37
3:2 Gusev (Plotnikov, Khafizullin), 45.52
Goalkeepers: Shestyorkin - Sorokin
Shots on target: 17 - 29
Faceoffs: 23 - 23
Hits: 13 - 9
Penalty minutes: 11 - 9
Referees: Belov, Gofman