HC Salavat Yulaev and HC Tractor will play first match of Eastern Conference semifinal
UFA, 16 March 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Daria Petrova/.
Today, on March 16, the quarterfinal series of the Gagarin Cup between Salavat Yulaev and Tractor (Chelyabinsk) will begin on Ufa Arena. The teams met 44 times in the history of the Russian and KHL championships. The Ufa team was stronger twenty-two times, 5 meetings ended in a draw. The teams meet for the first time at a play-off stage.
The Ufa club reached the second round after an exhausting series against Avangard (Omsk). Salavat Yulaev managed to snatch a victory from the opponent only in the seventh match in extra time. HC Tractor dealt with the opponent faster, having lost to Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) in only one game.
The match will begin at 19.00 Ufa time. A live broadcast of the match can be watched on the air of the BST and KHL TV.