Left wing Anton But
scored with 1:47 left in the third period to help Loko achieve a 1-1 tie with Kazan today. The goal was But's 15th of the season.
Elsewhere, Novokuznetsk beat Togliatti 5-4. Vasily Koshechkin
saw his record fall to 17-13-6 with the loss.
There are just two tours remaining before the Superleague's 16 team playoff tournament begins. Yaroslavl's win allowed them to leapfrog Kazan into the 2nd seed in the league just one point ahead of Ak Bars. Nikita Alexeev
and Omsk are locked into the 4th seed. Alexei Glukhov
and Khimik MO are tied with CSKA with 78 points as both teams fight for the 5th seed. Dimitry Kazionov, Albert Vishnyakov
and the defending champion Dynamo have fallen dramatically in the second half of the season and today fell to 9th on the table. Just one point seperates Dynamo from 7th place Spartak. Vasily Koshechkin and young Togliatti have fallen to 10th on the table, two points ahead of 11th place Nizhenekamsk. Alex Polushin and Cherepovets are in 13th losing the tie breaker right now to 12th place SKA St Petersburg.