Avanagard Omsk defeated SKA St. Petersburg 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Nikita Alexeev
was a scratch for the contest.
recorded an assist as Yaroslavl squeaked past Novosibirsk to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round series.
and Ladas Togliatti shut out Moscow Dynamo 3-0 in the opening game of their series. Dimitry Kazionov and Albert Vishnyakov
were in the lineup for Dynamo.
had 2 penalty minutes in Khimik's 3-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
was a scratch as Cherepovets waffled CSKA 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.