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19:30 Spartak Moscow (25-19-7) vs. Torpedo (22-19-9)

About the game

- Spartak Moscow is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

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

- Spartak is playing the 1st of two straight home games.

- Torpedo is playing the 2nd of five straight road games.

- Spartak defeated Torpedo earlier this season by a score of 3-1.

- With his 30 points, center Ilya Zubov is the sole Russian among Spartak’s top six scorers, currently placing third on the team.

- Torpedo’s roster features 12(!) players with 10 or more assists this season. Top scorer Parshin leads the way with 22.

Injury list

- Torpedo: Anton Volchenkov, Stanislav Galimov, Denis Barantsev

Milestone alert

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

19:30 Dynamo Moscow (27-20-4) vs. Severstal (17-29-4)

About the game

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

- Severstal is coming into this contest on a 6-game winning streak.

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

- Severstal is playing the 5th of seven straight road games.

- Dynamo has already defeated Severstal three times this season by close scores of 2-1, 3-1, and 5-3.

- Shipachyov has points in 4 straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.

- Shipachyov and Kagarlitsky form one of the KHL’s true dynamic duos with 56 and 53 points thus far this season, respectively. However, the next highest scorer on the team is Indrasis with only 22 points.

- Still, that would make Indrasis the clear-cut top scorer for Severstal, as the team only features 3 players with more than 10 points. Trubachyov leads the way with just 18.

Injury list

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

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev

Suspensions

- Dynamo: Michal Cajkovsky will miss this game while serving the 2nd of a 2-game suspension.

Milestone alert

- Forward Dmitry Kagarlitsky is hoping to collect his 300th career regular season KHL point.

19:30 Jokerit (31-12-6) vs. Neftekhimik (17-28-6)
About the game

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

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

- Jokerit is playing the 1st of three straight home games.

- Neftekhimik is playing the 1st of two straight road games.

- Neftekhimik defeated Jokerit earlier this season by a tight score of 2-1 in OT.

- Neftekhimik has never won a game in Helsinki.

- N. Jensen has points in 8 straight games, going 6-3-9 over that span.

- Neftekhimik’s top line consists solely of Finns, making this visit to Helsinki very special and likely tougher for Jokerit than one would usually suspect. Puustinen leads the way for Neftekhimik with 20 goals and 36 points.

Injury list

- Jokerit: Marko Anttila, Max Warn

Suspensions

- Neftekhimik: Rafael Bikmullin will miss this game while serving a 1-game suspension.

Milestone alert

- Forward Steve Moses is looking to suit up for his 200th career KHL game.

- Defenseman Sami Lepisto is looking to collect his 200th career KHL point.

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Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk)
Severstal (Cherepovets) Severstal (Cherepovets)
Spartak (Moscow) Spartak (Moscow)
Torpedo (Nizhny Novgorod Region) Torpedo (Nizhny Novgorod Region)
HC Dynamo (Moscow) HC Dynamo (Moscow)

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