On March 7, Lokomotiv’s hockey players won their third victory over Jokerit in the first round of the playoffs. The two previous matches developed in different ways. In the starting game of the playoffs, the Yaroslavl club managed to win with a minimal advantage and a score of 1-0. the second game on 5 March was 5-0. The match on March 7 ended with a 2-2 draw. The strongest was identified only in overtime – the decisive goal was scored by Tema Pulkkinen.
All the games of the first round will be held at the Arena 2000 – this is due to quarantine measures in Finland. Native walls, as we can see, help the Yaroslavl club well. To complete the first round of the playoffs, Lokomotiv needs one win. But in the history of the KHL there are many examples of how opponents recouped with minimal opportunity. Therefore, in Yaroslavl, the 4th game is awaited with trepidation – “Jokerit” is known for its ability to surprise the opponent.