The first game of the series was held on Saturday in Kazan. Already in minute three, the locals took the lead after an accurate shot by Dmitry Kagarlitsky. Forward Alexander Radulov, who had an assist, scored 650 points in the KHL. More teams in the initial 20 minutes of the match failed to distinguish themselves.
In the second period, the same Kagarlitsky made the score 2:0 in favor of Kazan. Only halfway through the third period, Korben Knight was able to cut the delay in the count.
At the end of the meeting, the guests stormed the gates of “Ak Bars”, and a few seconds before the final siren, Knight scored a double and turned the game into overtime.
In the third minute of the extra period, Kirill Panyukov gave Kazan the first victory in the series – 3:2.