Dinamo Minsk have won their KHL playoff match against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl thus reducing the gap to 3:1. Dinamo won the fourth match of the quarterfinals 4:2 (2:0, 2:2, 0:0).
The three previous defeats did not leave Dinamo a chance for a mistake. Particularly painful was Dinamo's home defeat 1:5 in the third match of the series on 25 February.
Andrei Stepanov was Dinamo's "engine" during this game. It was his goal thanks to which Dinamo opened the scoring. After 17 minutes, Dinamo captain Alexander Pavlovich made it 2:0.
The second period was rich in goals. First the Yaroslavl team replied after a Daniil Apalkov goal but in the middle of the period, Dinamo's Evgeny Kovyrshin restored the advantage 3:1. Alexander Kadeikin made it 3:2 only for Andrey Stas to beat Lokomotiv's goalie to make the final score 4:2.
There were no goals in the third period. One goal by Dinamo was disallowed by the referee.
Dinamo are now 1:3 behind in the series that last until one of the sides wins four matches. So, Dinamo Minsk do not have the right for a mistake and have to win three more games without losing to progress.