KHL.ru keeps on previewing the upcoming 2021-2022 campaign for the league’s 24 teams. Dynamo Moscow changed most of its board and hockey operations staff, organized a new first (and a second) line, and tried to get some room for the younger players.
The Blue-and-Whites had a good regular season last time around, with ten wins in the last eleven games, with the lone defeat arriving only in SO. Moreover, SO have been a problem for Dynamo for the whole season as the Moscow side failed to achieve even a single victory after OT. Considering that the playoff games don’t have SO and the regular season’s results, Dynamo was expected to have a deep playoff run.
However, the problems started in the first round. Dynamo had more than a problem in defeating Severstal, then they faced SKA. In the regular season, the White-and-Blues defeated the Armymen four times in four games. Not surprisingly, Dynamo won the first game. However, an injury to Dmitry Kagarlitsky changed everything. Even if the Blue-and-Whites could count on Vadim Shipachyov and Dmitrij Jaskin, Kagarlitsky’s loss was too much for Dynamo.
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