Lokomotiv won a strong-willed victory over Traktor in the first match of the semi-final series of the Gagarin Cup. The Chelyabinsk team opened the scoring in the opening, but even before the break they allowed Alexander Polunin and Martin Gernat to score.

At the end of the second period, the guests lost their main goalkeeper Zach Fucale due to injury, and his replacement Sergei Mylnikov missed three times in five minutes of playing time.