was held scoreless in Yaroslavl's 4-2 victory over Novosibirsk. Yaroslavl wins the opening round series 3-1 and advances to the quarterfinals.
Lada Togliatti defeated Moscow Dynamo 3-2 in overtime to clinch a 3-1 series victory and a berth in the Superleague quarterfinals. Vasily Koshechkin
was between the pipes as he claimed his first career playoff series victory. Dimitry Kazionov scored his first career playoff goal for Dynamo but Albert Vishnyakov
was held scoreless. For Kazionov and Vishnyakov, the season is over.
CSKA defeated Cherepovets today to clinch a 3-1 series win and will now move on to the quarterfinals. Alexander Polushin
, who was a scratch, sees his season come to an end.
Khimik MO fell 3-2 today to Nizhnekamsk to extend their series to a fifth and deciding match on Sunday. Alexei Glukhov
scored his first career playoff goal in the match. Khimik and Neftekhimik are the only teams to move the full five games in the opening round.
Avangard Omsk had already secured a spot in the quarterfinals by virtue of a 3-0 series sweep of SKA St Petersburg.