Khimik survived the first round of the Superleague playoffs by winning the deciding game five today against Nizhnekamsk 2-1. Alexei Glukhov
had 2 penalty minutes in the game.
With Khimik's victory the elite eight quarterfinal round is set. Nikita Alexeev
's Avangard Omsk will face CSKA. Vasily Koshechkin
and Lada Togliatti will face the colossal challenge of Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Finally, Anton But
and the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv will throw down with Khimik MO and Alexei Glukhov.