The Opening Cup (Russian: Кубок Открытия, Kubok Otkrytiya) is the trophy awarded to the winner of the first game of every regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League. This match is played between the previous season's play-off champion and runner-up. The game is played on the home ice of the previous season's play-off champion. During the first season of the KHL the match was played between the winner and runner up of the 2007–08 play-offs of the Russian Superleague.
↑ 1.01.1Calendar 2010/2011. khl.ru. “Third season of the Kontinental Hockey League starts September 8th with Gagarin Cup holders Ak Bars entertaining UHC Dynamo Moscow in Kazan in a clash for Opening Cup.”