|Given for||Team winning the first game of the regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League|
|Most recent||Metallurg Magnitogorsk|
The Opening Cup (Russian: Кубок Открытия, Kubok Otkrytiya), is the trophy awarded to the winner of the first game of every regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League. This match is played between the previous season's play-off champion and runner-up. The game is played on the home ice of the previous season's play-off champion.
The Western Conference in the 2010 Opening Cup game was represented by UHC Dynamo because the 2009–10 Western Conference champion, HC MVD, merged with Dynamo Moscow to form the new team after the 2009–10 season.
|W||Western Conference member|
|E||Eastern Conference member|
|N/A||N/A, KHL conferences established during the second season of competition|
|Season||Match date||Previous season
|2008–09||2 September 2008||N/A||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||N/A||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||4–1||Ufa Arena, Ufa|
|2009–10||10 September 2009||E||Ak Bars Kazan||W||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||3–2 (OT)||TatNeft Arena, Kazan|
|2010–11||8 September 2010||E||Ak Bars Kazan||W||Dynamo Moscow||1–3||TatNeft Arena, Kazan|||
|2011–12||12 September 2011||E||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||W||Atlant Moscow Oblast||5–3||Ufa Arena, Ufa|
|2012–13||4 September 2012||W||Dynamo Moscow||E||Avangard Omsk||3–2 (SO)||Megasport Arena, Moscow|
|2013–14||4 September 2013||W||Dynamo Moscow||E||Traktor Chelyabinsk||5–1||Minor Arena Luzhniki, Moscow|
|2014–15||3 September 2014||E||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||W||Dynamo Moscow||6–1||Arena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk|
|2015–16||24 August 2015||W||SKA Saint Petersburg||W||CSKA Moscow||3–4 (OT)||Ice Palace, Saint Petersburg|||
|2016–17||22 August 2016||E||Metallurg Magnitogorsk||W||CSKA Moscow||3–2||Arena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk|
Notes and references
- "Calendar 2010/2011". khl.ru.
Third season of the Kontinental Hockey League starts September 8th with Gagarin Cup holders Ak Bars entertaining UHC Dynamo Moscow in Kazan in a clash for Opening Cup.
- Официальное заявление КХЛ, 4 сентября 2012 года (ru)
- 2009–10 season's finalist HC MVD united with HC Dynamo after the 2009–10 season, thus Dynamo Moscow participated in the 2010 Opening Cup.
- Game originally was scheduled for 7 September 2011; because of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash during the playing of the Opening Cup, the game was abandoned and rescheduled for 12 September 2011.
- 2014 playoff runner-up HC Lev Praha ceased operations for the 2014–15 season. Dynamo Moscow took their place as Continental Cup holders.
- Ak Bars Kazan were the 2014–15 play-off runner-up, but their place was taken by 2014–15 Continental Cup winner CSKA Moskva.
- "KHL 2015-16 Schedule Announced". 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2015-07-01.