12 March 2013, Tuesday, 16:15

Salavat Yulaev versus Ak Bars: the third series of the deceived expectations

author: Dmitry Slezin

The third matches in the semi-final of play-off-2013 of the Kontinental Hockey League East Conference will take place on Tuesday, March 12.

In Chelyabinsk the Tractor leading in the series — 2:0 (5:0 and 3:0) will meet with Omsk Avangard.

Ak Bars versus Ufa Salavat Yulaev lost in home matches in Kazan —2:3 and 0:2, and also 0:2 in the series up to four victories. On March 12-13, two duels in Ufa can become the last ones for winners of the "East" this season if they and do not find some antidote to unusually whitewash play of Salavat.

The match starts at "Ufa-Arena" at 19 o'clock on Ufa time, to be broadcasted on BST TV channel.

And in the West Conference the Petersburg SKA, the day before having won Cherepovets Severstal for the third time — 4:0, leads in the series with the critical score 3:0 and it is close to the Conference final.

In the fight of capital Dynamo and CSKA, Dynamo players are in the lead with the result of the yesterday match — 3:2 (the score in the series 2:1).