The Russian based Kontinental Hockey League has reached the playoff-stage already. Eight teams from both conferences fight for their right hoist the coveted Gagarin Cup. The regular season saw no big surprises, as the big favorites kept their posts in top eight.

Accuscore’s playoff simulations have determined the first round already and it looks mostly crystal clear: the favorites are still too strong for the challengers, especially in the western conference. East is more evenly matched, but it’s unlikely to see any upsets there either.

Accuscore’s KHL Playoff simulations

Western Conference

  1. CSKA Moscow – 8. Vityaz Chekhov

CSKA progresses with 95% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-0.

  1. SKA St. Petersburg – 7. Spartak Moscow

SKA progresses with 96% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-0.

  1. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl – 6. Sochi

Lokomotiv progresses with 79% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-1.

  1. Jokerit – 5. Dynamo Moscow

Jokerit progresses with 66% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-2.

Eastern Conference

  1. Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg – 8. Tractor Chelyabinsk

Avtomobilist progresses with 92% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-0.

  1. Barys Astana – 7. Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

Barys Astana progresses with 80% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-1.

  1. Metallurg Magnitogorsk – 6. Salavat Ufa

Metallurg progresses with 71% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-1.

  1. Avangard Omsk – 5. Ak Bars Kazan

Omsk progresses with 61% probability and the most likely outcome of the series is 4-3.

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