It is hardly a hockey fan with experience can remember the last time I went clear favorite of the race to the playoffs in the first round. Ufa Salavat Yulayev, confidently taking the regular season chl first line, eliminated from the fight for the title. And, most interestingly, knocks him out of combat command Jaromir Jagr, the team miraculously hooked for the playoffs, a team that during the season threw it in the hot and cold, a team that already had all the write off. It all started in Ufa, where the first match Ufimtsev predictably won, albeit in overtime. In that game Avavngard looked good, but nobody could not imagine how events unfold in a series on. First Avangard won the second match in Ufa: Jakub Klepish brings the victory twice in a row hit the gate shoot-shoot-out.
In the decisive game brosokMihala reflected Eugene Tsaregorodtsev. Then, in Omsk playing with the score 0-1 five minutes before the end of regular time Jaromir Jagr and Alexander Popov turn over the course of the match on its head. With every minute Vanguard players scoring 2 goals the opponent – 2-1! It is necessary to give tribute to the champion. Caught in a quandary, Salavat Yulayev removes the goalkeeper, and up to 8 seconds before the end of the match scores – 2.2! In overtime luck Vanguard: Jakub Klepish – hero of the second meeting in Ufa continues kill Salavat Yulayev – 2.3! In the fourth match of Salavat Yulayev was finished off: quite a well-deserved defeat with the score 4-1. Reigning champion puts his powers in the first round of the playoffs – the first time in history hockey.