CSKA Moscow vs SKA Petersburg by Sors

Second game of the final series in the Western Conference between the teams of CSKA Moscow and SKA Saint Petersburg (CSKA Moscow leads series 1-0).

 

A year ago, CSKA Moscow were eliminated by this opponent in the first round of the playoffs without winning a single game (0-1, 1-5, 1-2 OT, 4-5 OT), but the things have completely changed this season and the hosts are favorites for a place on the big final in April.

 

The main strength of CSKA Moscow is definitely in defense, as the hosts finished the regular season with the incredible 1.63 goals per game and conceded less than two goals in six of their previous ten games in the playoffs.

 

The guests were defeated 0-3 in the first game of this series, but SKA Saint Petersburg is probably the team with the most experienced players in the league and with head coach, who knows how to handle in situations like that (Vyacheslav Bykov).

 

SKA Saint Petersburg is usually presented as one of the teams with the best attacks in the league (241 goals), but the guests can be really solid in defense and they actually showed it in the playoffs, conceding two or fewer goals in nine of those eleven games.

 

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
under 4.50 Bet365 1.90 8 3-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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