2015 Gagarin Cup playoffs

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2015 Gagarin Cup playoffs
Tournament details
Dates February 27–April 19, 2015
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions SKA Saint Petersburg
Runner-up Ak Bars Kazan
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Vadim Shipachyov (SKA)
(22 points)
2014
2016

The 2015 Gagarin Cup playoffs of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) began on February 27, 2015, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences, after the conclusion of the 2014–15 KHL regular season.

Playoff seeds

After the regular season, the standard 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The CSKA Moscow became the Western Conference regular season champions and Continental Cup winners with 139 points. The Ak Bars Kazan were the Eastern Conference regular season champions, finishing the season with 120 points. New addition Jokerit made the playoffs in its first season in the KHL.

Draw

The playoffs began on February 27, 2015, with the top eight teams from each of the conferences., and ended with the last game of the Gagarin Cup final.[1]

  Conference Quarter-Finals Conference Semi-Finals Conference Finals Gagarin Cup Finals
                                     
1 Russia Ak Bars 4     1 Russia Ak Bars 4  
8 Russia Avtomobilist 1     4 Russia Avangard 1  


2 Russia Sibir 4 Eastern Conference
7 Russia Traktor 2  
    1 Russia Ak Bars 4  
  2 Russia Sibir 1  
3 Russia Metallurg Mg 4  
6 Russia Salavat Yulaev 1  
4 Russia Avangard 4   2 Russia Sibir 4
5 Kazakhstan Barys 3     3 Russia Metallurg Mg 1  


  1 Russia Ak Bars 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  2 Russia SKA 4
1 Russia CSKA 4     1 Russia CSKA 4
8 Russia HC Sochi 0     4 Finland Jokerit 1  
2 Russia SKA 4
7 Russia Torpedo 1  
  1 Russia CSKA 3
  2 Russia SKA 4  
3 Russia Dynamo Msk 4  
6 Russia Lokomotiv 2   Western Conference
4 Finland Jokerit 4   2 Russia SKA 4
5 Belarus Dinamo Mn 1     3 Russia Dynamo Msk 1  
  • 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

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

As of 19 Apr 2015
Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Russia Vadim Shipachyov SKA Saint Petersburg 22 6 16 22 +11 2
Russia Alexander Radulov CSKA Moscow 16 8 13 21 +7 20
Russia Evgenii Dadonov SKA Saint Petersburg 22 15 5 20 +12 8
Russia Igor Grigorenko CSKA Moscow 14 10 9 19 +6 8
Russia Ilya Kovalchuk SKA Saint Petersburg 22 8 11 19 +6 12

Leading goaltenders

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOP = Shootouts played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

As of 15 Apr 2015
Player Team GP Min W L GA SO SV% GAA
Sweden Anders Nilsson Ak Bars Kazan 18 1124:39 13 5 23 6 .947 1.23
Czech Republic Alexander Salák Sibir Novosibirsk 14 803:14 8 5 21 1 .943 1.57
Finland Mikko Koskinen SKA Saint Petersburg 20 1256:41 14 6 34 3 .935 1.62
Russia Alexander Lazushin Dynamo Moscow 10 587:23 5 5 16 2 .937 1.63
Russia Stanislav Galimov CSKA Moscow 8 394:55 5 1 11 2 .933 1.67
Belarus Kevin Lalande CSKA Moscow 11 611:42 6 4 17 2 .929 1.67

References

  1. ^ "All Set for Quarter-Finals". khl.ru. 2015-02-25. 
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