01 March 2013, Friday, 18:12
author: Dmitry Slezin
On the first day of calendar spring, March 1, three pairs of teams will start showdown in the play-off quarterfinal of the East Conference of Kontinental Hockey League.
Ufa Salavat Yulaev went to Magnitogorsk Metallurg, Barys from Astana — to Chelyabinsk Tractor, and in Omsk Avangard will battle versus Novosibirsk Sibir. In these matches up to four victories the score is equal — 2:2. Kazan Ak Bars which in four matches stopped Neftechimik (Nizhnekamsk) is waiting its opponent for the semi-final.
SKA from St.-Petersburg — the leader of the Western Conference is in waiting also. The day before SKA on the home ice in the fifth match defeated Atlant — 7:0 and went through to the following round. Their opponent is the winner of the pair Locomotive (Yaroslavl) — Severstal (Cherepovets).
Other semifinal pair after elimination of Atlant is already known — Moscow Dynamo and CSKA will fight for getting into the "West" final.
East battle in Magnitogorsk will start on March 1, at 19 o'clock, Ufa time to be broadcasted by BST TV channel.