The last game day before All-Star break.

Metallurg can clinch a playoff spot

If Metallurg finishes the day having attained as many points or more as Kunlun. Should Kunlun end up losing in any fashion, Magnitogorsk will have clinched a playoff spot.

Barys can clinch a playoff spot

If Barys finishes the day having acquired more points than Kunlun.

12:00 Admiral (13-29-5) vs. Severstal (16-29-4)

About the game

- Admiral is coming into this contest having won its last game.

- Severstal is coming into this contest on a 5-game winning streak.

- Admiral is playing the 4th of eight straight home games.

- Severstal is playing the 4th of seven straight road games.

- Severstal defeated Admiral in their previous meet-up this season by a score of 2-1 in OT.

- Vikharev has points in 5 straight games, going 3-3-6 over that span.

- Glazachev has points in 3 straight games, going 3-1-4 over that span.

Injury list

- Admiral: Timur Taratunin

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev

Milestone alert

- Forward Yuri Petrov is looking to collect his 100th career regular season KHL assist.

12:30 Amur (12-28-8) vs. Jokerit (31-12-6)

About the game

- Amur is coming into this contest on a 7-game losing streak.

- Jokerit is coming into this contest having lost its last game.

- Amur is playing the 3rd of six straight home games.

- Jokerit is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.

- Jokerit defeated Amur earlier this season by a score of 3-1.

- N. Jensen has points in 7 straight games, going 5-3-8 over that span.

Injury list

- Amur: Kirill Rasskazov, Pavel Turbin, Anton Lazarev, Yegor Zhuravlyov, Igor Rudenkov (expected to be out until January 21st)

- Jokerit: Marko Anttila, Max Warn

Milestone alert

- Forward Alexander Gorshkov is looking to collect his 100th career regular season KHL point.

- Goaltender Janis Kalnins is looking to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

14:30 Kunlun (18-24-7) vs. Lokomotiv (32-15-3)

About the game

- Kunlun is coming into this contest on a 2-game losing streak.

- Lokomotiv is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.

- Kunlun is playing the 3rd of six straight home games.

- Lokomotiv is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.

- Lokomotiv defeated Kunlun earlier this season by a score of 2-1 in OT.

- Konovalov has played 61:29 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

Injury list

- Kunlun: Krisjanis Redlihs, Johan Sundstrom, Cory Kane, Marc-André Gragnani, Veli-Matti Savinainen, Josh Nicholls, Oskars Bartulis

- Lokomotiv: Petri Kontiola, Pavel Kraskovsky

Milestone alert

- Defenseman Alexander Yelesin is looking to suit up for his 100th career regular season KHL game.

- Forward Stepan Sannikov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist.

- Coach Dmitri Kvartalnov is about to take the lead in all-time KHL games coached. He’s currently tied at the top with 593!

15:30 Sibir (18-27-4) vs. Spartak Moscow (25-19-6)

About the game

- Sibir is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.

- Spartak is coming into this contest having won its last game.

- Sibir is playing the 4th of four straight home games.

- Spartak is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.

- Spartak defeated Sibir quite clearly earlier this season by a whopping score of 7-0.

- Milovzorov has points in 4 straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.

Injury list

- Sibir: Samvel Mnatsyan

- Spartak: Alexander Khokhlachev

Milestone alert

- Forward Enver Lisin is hoping to collect his 100th career regular season KHL assist.

16:30 Barys (30-11-7) vs. Salavat (27-17-7)

About the game

- Barys is coming into this contest having lost its last game.

- Salavat is coming into this contest on a 2-game losing streak.

- Barys is playing the 5th of five straight home games.

- Salavat is playing the 3rd of six straight road games.

- Salavat has defeated Barys decisively twice this season, 7-3 and 3-0.

Milestone alert

- Forward Brandon Bochenski is hoping to suit up for his 400th career regular season KHL game.

- Forward Dmitry Kugryshev is hoping to score his 100th overall KHL goal.

- Defenseman Alexei Semyonov is looking to suit up for his 400th career regular season KHL game.

17:00 Traktor (23-23-3) vs. Torpedo (22-18-9)

About the game

- Traktor is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.

- Torpedo is coming into this contest having lost its last game.

- Traktor is on a 1-game homestand.

- Torpedo is playing the 1st of five straight road games.

- Traktor defeated Torpedo earlier this season by a score of 3-2, but then lost the next game against them 5-3.

- Demchenko has played 119:19 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

Injury list

- Traktor: Anton Glinkin, Nikita Nikitin, Igor Polygalov, Alexander Shinin

- Torpedo: Anton Volchenkov, Stanislav Galimov, Denis Barantsev (expected to be out until January 22nd)

Suspensions

- Torpedo: Kirill Urakov will miss this game while serving a 1-game suspension.

19:00 Neftekhimik (17-27-6) vs. Vityaz (24-21-4)

About the game

- Neftekhimik is coming into this contest having won its last game.

- Vityaz is also coming into this contest having won its last game.

- Neftekhimik is on a 1-game homestand.

- Vityaz is playing the 5th of five straight road games.

- Vityaz has defeated Neftekhimik in all three games this season, 1-0, 3-1 and 3-1 again.

- Nestrasil has points in 4 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.

Injury list

- Vityaz: Igor Saprykin

Milestone alert

- Forward Alexander Yevseyenkov is looking to collect his 100th career regular season KHL assist.

- Defenseman Vojtech Mozik is looking to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

- Forward Michal Repik is looking to suit up for his 200th career regular season KHL game.

19:30 Avangard (32-14-5) vs. Sochi (27-17-6)

About the game

- Avangard is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.

- Sochi is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.

- Avangard is playing the 4th of four straight home games.

- Salavat is playing the 4th of four straight road games.

- Sochi defeated Avangard earlier this season by a score of 3-2.

- Beck has points in 4 straight games, going 5-2-7 over that span.

- Franson has points in 5 straight games, going 0-6-6 over that span.

- Shumakov has points in 4 straight games, going 1-5-6 over that span.

- Rosen has points in 4 straight games, going 1-3-4 over that span.

- O’Dell has points in 4 straight games, going 5-1-6 over that span.

Injury list

- Avangard: Yegor Martynov, Karri Ramo, Alexei Emelin

- Sochi: Dmitri Lugin, Oleg Pogorishny, Nikita Shchitov

Milestone alert

- Defenseman Yuri Alexandrov is hoping to collect his 100th career regular season KHL point.

19:30 SKA (37-6-5) vs. Dynamo Moscow (27-19-4)

About the game

- SKA is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

- Dynamo Moscow is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.

- SKA is playing the 3rd of six straight home games.

- Dynamo is playing the 4th of four straight road games.

- SKA has already defeated Dynamo three times this season rather convincingly, 4-0, 3-2 and 2-0.

- Shestyorkin has played 172:00 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

- Shipachyov has points in 3 straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.

Injury list

- SKA: Vasili Tokranov, Patrik Hersley, Roman Rukavishnikov

- Dynamo: Andrei Alexeyev, Maxim Afinogenov, Miika Koivisto, Ivan Muranov, Daniil Tarasov

Suspensions

- Dynamo: Michal Cajkovsky will be serving the 1st of a 2-game suspension.

Milestone alert

- Forward Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to collect his 100th career regular season KHL assist.

19:30 CSKA (42-7) vs. Avtomobilist (39-10-1)

About the game

- CSKA is coming into this contest on a 3-game winning streak.

- Avtomobilist is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.

- CSKA is playing the 4th of four straight home games.

- Avtomobilist is playing the 4th of four straight road games.

- Avtomobilist defeated CSKA earlier this season by a score of 3-1.

- Avtomobilist last won at CSKA Moscow on February 19th, 2012, by a score of 2-0.

- Sorokin has played 145:41 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

- Johansson has played 66:49 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

- Kaprizov has points in 3 straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.

- Telegin has points in 3 straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.

Injury list

- CSKA: Nikita Nesterov

- Avtomobilist: Vitali Popov, Stanislav Yegorshev, Vyacheslav Litovchenko, Artyom Gareyev, Anatoly Golyshev, Yevgeni Chesalin

Milestone alert

- Forward Sergei Andronov is looking to collect his 100th career KHL point.

20:30 Dinamo Riga (19-20-10) vs. Metallurg (33-14-2)
About the game

- Dinamo Riga is coming into this contest on a 4-game losing streak.

- Metallurg is coming into this contest having lost its last game.

- Dinamo is playing the 3rd of five straight home games.

- Metallurg is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.

- Dinamo defeated Metallurg earlier this season by a close score of 2-1.

- Kucheryavenko has points in 3 straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.

- 33-year old Riga native Darzins is third in scoring for Dinamo with 12 goals and 34 points. His KHL career high was 44 points in the 2010-11 season.

- A native of Magnitogorsk, forward Kulemin is currently tied for the Metallurg team lead in +/

- with a +15 rating while being one of six players with 20 or more points this season.

Injury list

- Dinamo Riga: Linus Videll (Dinamo’s top scorer)


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