Playoffs rehearsal: HC Salavat Yulaev will play with HC Ak Bars. Match forecasts
UFA, 1 March 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Natalia Ovcharuk/.
On March 1, the fourth and final "green derby" of the jubilee regular season of the KHL will be played on the ice of "Ufa-Arena". The head coach of HC Salavat Yulaev Erkka Westerlund has already called this match as "playoffs rehearsal".
Hockey experts noted that the opposition of HC Salavat" and HC Ak Bars will be crucial: the position in the standings do not depend on the outcome of the game, but the old scores should be settled.
HC Ak Bars enters the playoffs zone from the first place of the Eastern Conference, HC Salavat Yulaev - from the second.
According to the forecasts of the bookmakers, the Ufa ice squad will do its utmost to get even with the Kazan club for the November major defeat, and native ice and fans will contribute to it.
The beginning of the match is at 19.00 Ufa time.