Ugra secured playoff for Salavat Yulaev
UFA, 17 February 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/.
An important including for Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) match of regular chmapionship of the Kontinental Hockey League's ninth season completed in Khanty-Mansiysk. Local Ugra in overtime beat Sibir (Novosibirsk) — 3: 2, thus depriving it of the last chance to outperform the Ufa club in the standings (81 points before the last game, while Salavat Yulaev had 85).
Thus, HC Salavat Yulaev is in the sixth place and will not rise higher, and will not fall below the eighth position – so it will reach the playoffs definitely. The question is from what place.
The final match HC Salavat Yulaev will hold against Lada (Togliatti) in Ufa on February 18.