Playoff battles continue in the West.

19:30 Vityaz (25-21-4) vs. Torpedo (22-20-9)
About the game

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

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

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

- Torpedo is playing the 3rd of five straight road games.

- Torpedo defeated Vityaz earlier this season by a score of 4-1.

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

Injury list

- Vityaz: Igor Saprykin

- Torpedo: Anton Volchenkov

Suspensions

- Vityaz: Forward Borna Rendulic will miss this game while serving a 1-game suspension.

Milestone alert

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

19:30 Spartak Moscow (26-19-7) vs. Severstal (18-29-4)
About the game

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

- Severstal is coming into this contest on a 7-game winning streak.

- Spartak is playing the 2nd of two straight home games.

- Severstal is playing the 6th of seven straight road games.

- The two teams have split the season series to date. Spartak won the first game 3-0 while Severstal won the second game 4-2.

- Hanzl has points in 3 straight games, going 1-4-5 over that span.

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

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

Injury list

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev

Milestone alert

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

- Forward Bogdan Yakimov is looking to suit up for his 200th career KHL game.

19:30 Sochi (22-20-9) vs. Neftekhimik (18-28-6)

About the game

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

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

- Sochi is playing a 1-game homestand.

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

- The two teams have split the season series to date. Sochi won the first game 4-2 while Neftekhimik won the second game 3-2.

- O’Dell has points in 5 straight games, going 5-2-7 over that span.

Injury list

- Sochi: Dmitri Lugin, Nikita Shchitov, Ziyat Paigin (expected to be out until January 26th), Stepan Starkov, Nikita Tochitsky

Milestone alert

- Forward Andrej Nestrasil is looking to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

- Defenseman Damir Musin is looking to suit up for his 200th career regular season KHL game.

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

19:30 Jokerit (31-13-6) vs. Ak Bars (33-14-4)

About the game

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

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

- Jokerit is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.

- Ak Bars is on a 1-game road trip before heading home.

- Jokerit defeated Ak Bars earlier this season by a tight score of 3-2.

- N. Jensen has points in 9 straight games, going 7-3-10 over that span.

- Sekac leads Ak Bars with 21 goals and 39 points. His linemate Zaripov leads the team with 21 assists and is 3rd in team scoring with 26 points.

Injury list

- Jokerit: Max Warn

Milestone alert

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

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