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2018 Gagarin Cup playoffs
Tournament details
Dates March 3–April 22, 2018
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Ak Bars Kazan
Runner-up CSKA Moscow
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Justin Azevedo
(24 points)
2017
2019


The 2018 Gagarin Cup playoffs of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) began on March 3, 2018, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences, following the conclusion of the 2017–18 KHL regular season.[1]

Playoff seeds

After the regular season, the standard 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Western Conference regular season winners and Continental Cup winners are SKA Saint Petersburg with 138 points. Ak Bars Kazan are the Eastern Conference regular season winners with 100 points.

Draw

The playoffs started on March 3, 2018, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences and ended on April 22, 2018.[2]

  Conference Quarter-Finals Conference Semi-Finals Conference Finals Gagarin Cup Finals
                                     
1  Flag of Russia Ak Bars 4     1  Flag of Russia Ak Bars 4  
8  Flag of Russia Amur 1     5  Flag of Russia Metallurg Mg 1  


2  Flag of Russia Salavat Yulaev 4 Eastern Conference
7  Flag of Russia Avangard 3  
    1  Flag of Russia Ak Bars 4  
  3  Flag of Russia Traktor 0  
3  Flag of Russia Traktor 4  
6  Flag of Russia Neftekhimik 1  
4  Flag of Russia Avtomobilist 2   2  Flag of Russia Salavat Yulaev 3
5  Flag of Russia Metallurg Mg 4     3  Flag of Russia Traktor 4  


  E1  Flag of Russia Ak Bars 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2  Flag of Russia CSKA 1
1  Flag of Russia SKA 4     1  Flag of Russia SKA 4
8  Flag of Russia Severstal 0     4  Flag of Russia Lokomotiv 1  
2  Flag of Russia CSKA 4
7  Flag of Russia Spartak 0  
  1  Flag of Russia SKA 2
  2  Flag of Russia CSKA 4  
3  Flag of Finland Jokerit 4  
6  Flag of Russia Sochi 1   Western Conference
4  Flag of Russia Lokomotiv 4   2  Flag of Russia CSKA 4
5  Flag of Russia Torpedo 0     3  Flag of Finland Jokerit 2  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.


Player statistics

Scoring leaders

As of 22 Apr 2018

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Justin Azevedo Ak Bars Kazan 19 9 15 24 +7 6
Linus Omark Salavat Yulaev Ufa 14 4 13 17 +7 33
Richard Gynge Traktor Chelyabinsk 16 8 8 16 +7 6
Stanislav Galiev Ak Bars Kazan 19 10 5 15 +10 8
Mikhail Grigorenko CSKA Moscow 21 9 4 13 +7 28
Anton Lander Ak Bars Kazan 19 8 5 13 +7 4
Alexei Kruchinin Traktor Chelyabinsk 16 5 8 13 +4 2
Jiří Sekáč Ak Bars Kazan 15 4 9 13 +3 2
Alexander Popov CSKA Moscow 21 2 11 13 +5 0
Nikita Gusev SKA Saint Petersburg 15 7 5 12 +5 2

Source: KHL

Leading goaltenders

As of 22 Apr 2018

Player Team GP Min W L GA SO SV% GAA
Karri Rämö Jokerit 6 457 4 2 10 0 .954 1.31
Ilya Sorokin CSKA Moscow 18 1062 10 6 27 5 .930 1.52
Emil Garipov Ak Bars Kazan 19 1159 16 3 30 2 .944 1.55
Mikko Koskinen SKA Saint Petersburg 15 924 10 5 25 4 .935 1.62
Alexander Trushkov Spartak Moscow 3 105 0 1 3 0 .942 1.71

Source: KHL

References

  1. League confirms format for Stage Two (8 October 2015). Retrieved on 8 October 2015.
  2. League confirms format for Stage Two (8 October 2015). Retrieved on 8 October 2015.
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