18 February 2016, Thursday, 15:59
UFA, 18 February 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/. On Thursday, February 18, HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) will hold a final match of the regular championship of the eighth season of the Kontinental Hockey League.
In Nizhnekamsk the Ufa players will compete with HC Neftekhimik. The home team needs just one point to reach the playoff series. In this case, Nizhnekamsk starts the play-off games with the winner of the Eastern Conference – Avangard (Omsk).
The Ufa club will not rise higher than the fourth place. The most real rival in the first round of the playoffs is currently Ak Bars (Kazan). Today Ak Bars will play at home versus Lada (Togliatti), which lost its chance to fight for the medals.
The match kicks off in Nizhnekamsk at 19.00, Moscow time.