Former striker S.K.A. And CSKA Evgeny Artyukhin considers the hockey of the Petersburgers more interesting than that of the Moscow army, which is wreaking havoc at the expense of sales.
SKA and CSKA will begin their series at the KHL Western Conference Finals in St. Petersburg on April 2.
– Another army final in the West is a model. SKA and CSKA outperformed all conference competitors, even in the regular season. At the same time, hockey in St. Petersburg this season looks more interesting. They have a really powerful attack. Even in the playoffs, SKA scores more than four goals per game on average. It was nice to watch their streak with Dynamo Minsk and Torpedo – fast-paced, goal-scoring hockey, noticeable progress for many players. Nikishin, Khusnutdinov, Khairullin, Zhafyarov, Glotov – all have added a lot lately.
CSKA had to work hard to reach the conference final – and if a long series with Lokomotiv was expected, then Severstal surprised in the first round. It seemed to me that Cherepovets was closer to knocking out CSKA than Lokomotiv. At the same time, Muscovites’ hockey can hardly be called spectacular – when a team throws 15 times in a match, there will always be questions about the quality of their play. While CSKA manages to wreak havoc thanks to implementation, but this cannot last forever. Therefore, at the moment it is in hockey that the Petersburgers play better than the Muscovites, and it is certainly more interesting for the public to watch them, ”Artyukhin told the Championship.
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