Second team has clinched a playoff spot. Loko Yaroslavl were followed by SKA-1946 St. Petersburg coached by Mikhail Milyokhin.
The news came when St. Petersburg were on the road in Russia’s Far East. Today they had enjoyed a solid 4-0 win over Taifun Primorie Region and then Almaz Cherepovets beat SKA-Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg 3-1 and thus secured the playoff spot for SKA-1946.
SKA-1946 are currently 2nd in the West with 113 points in 47 games. No matter what happens now they will not drop lower than the 8th place in their conference. St. Petersburg are three points behind Loko, who are on top of the West with a game in hand.
In 47 regular season games SKA-1946 got 36 wins in regulation and one more in the shootout. The team lost seven games in regulation, two in overtime and two more in the shootout. They scored 156 goals and allowed 81.