Vityaz, Dinamo Riga, Traktor, and Sibir all in action with playoff ramifications!

Dynamo Moscow can secure a playoff spot if it collects more points today than Dinamo Riga.

Severstal will be disqualified from the playoffs if it should lose today against CSKA.

Amur and Admiral will be disqualified from the playoffs today if, by the end of the day, either of them collects fewer points than Traktor.

13:30 Sibir (22-28-5) vs. SKA (43-6-5)

About the game

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

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

- Sibir is playing the 3rd of four straight home games.

- SKA is playing the 3rd of four straight road games.

- SKA defeated Sibir earlier this season by a score of 5-0.

- Sibir has lost its last six games against SKA.

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

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

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

- Gusev has points in 6 straight games, going 0-12-12 over that span. It he gains a point in this game, he could set a career high.

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

- Yakupov has points in 3 straight games, going 4-0-4 over that span.

Injury list

- Sibir: Konstantin Alexeyev, Samvel Mnatsyan, Nikolai Demidov, Vladimir Pervushin

- SKA: Patrik Hersley, Roman Rukavishnikov, Artyom Zemchyonok

14:00 Barys (33-12-9) vs. Jokerit (34-14-6)

About the game

- Barys is coming into this contest having lost two games in a row.

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

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

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

- Barys defeated Jokerit once this season by a tight score of 2-1 in OT.

- O’Neill has points in 3 straight games, going 0-6-6 over that span.

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

Injury list

- Barys: Dominik Hrachovina, Curtis Valk (expected to be out until March 9th)

- Jokerit: Max Warn

Milestone alert

- Forward Peter Regin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist.

14:30 Salavat (29-19-8) vs. Amur (15-30-9)

About the game

- Salavat is coming into this contest having lost two in a row.

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

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

- Amur is playing the 1st of two road games.

- Salavat defeated Amur in the teams’ first meeting this season by the score of 6-1, but then lost in their second meeting 3-0.

- Langhamer has played 133:21 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

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

- Vladislav Ushenin is looking to set a new KHL goal-scoring record for Amur. Both he and Jakub Petruzalek are tied at having scored 50 goals for Amur.

Injury list

- Salavat: Pyotr Khokhryakov

- Amur: Kirill Rasskazov, Pavel Turbin, Alexander Gorshkov, Valentin Pyanov, Vitali Atyushov, Artyom Zhelezkov, Igor Rudenkov (expected back on February 10th)

Milestone alert

- Forward Joonas Kemppainen is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point.

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

15:00 Avtomobilist (42-12-1) vs. Vityaz (27-22-5)

About the game

- Avtomobilist is coming into this contest fresh off a win.

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

- Avtomobilist is playing the 1st of five straight home games.

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

- Vityaz last won a game in Yekaterinburg on October 31st, 2012, by a score of 5-4 in OT.

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

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

Injury list

- Avtomobilist: Yevgeni Chesalin, Alexander Kucheryavenko, Kirill Koltsov (expected to be out until April 30th), Mikhail Mamkin

Milestone alert

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

15:00 Traktor (25-26-3) vs. Metallurg (36-17-2)

About the game

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

- Metallurg is coming into this contest having lost two games in a row.

- Traktor is playing the 2nd of five straight home games.

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

- Metallurg has defeated Traktor twice this season, 2-1 in OT and 2-0. However, they also lost to Traktor in a wild 6-5 contest.

- Zagidulin has played 87:34 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

Injury list

- Traktor: Alexander Shinin, Yevgeny Ryasensky

- Metallurg: Viktor Antipin, Yevgeni Biryukov

Milestone alert

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

- Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin is looking to partake in his 600th career KHL game.

17:00 Severstal (19-32-4) vs. CSKA (45-9)

About the game

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

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

- Severstal is playing the 3rd of four straight home games.

- CSKA is playing the 1st of four straight road games.

- Severstal defeated CSKA this season by a score of 2-1.

- With a shutout today, CSKA can set a new franchise record, which currently stands at 17 in the 2015-16 season.

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

- Grigorenko has points in 3 straight games, going 1-5-6 over that span.

- Kaprizov has points in 4 straight games, going 4-3-7 over that span.

Injury list

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev

Milestone alert

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

- Forward Linden Vey is looking to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

- Goaltender Ilya Sorokin is looking to stand in goal for his 200th career regular season KHL game.

17:00 Dynamo Moscow (30-20-5) vs. Admiral (16-32-5)

About the game

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

- Admiral is coming into this contest fresh off a won.

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

- Admiral is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.

- Dynamo defeated Admiral this season 2-1.

- Today’s game will be held in the district of Balashika.

- 9 of Admiral’s skaters have 11 or more assists while 5 players have 10 or more goals.

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

- Indrasis has points in 3 straight games, going 4-0-4 over that span.

- Both Shipachyov (59) and Kagarlitsky (58) are looking to surpass Mathias Weinhandl’s team record for points in a season, currently at 60.

Injury list

- Dynamo: Andrei Alexeyev, Maxim Afinogenov, Miika Koivisto, Ivan Muranov, Daniil Tarasov, Nikolai Kulemin, Patrik Zackrisson

17:00 Dinamo Minsk (15-31-8) vs. Dinamo Riga (22-23-10)

About the game

- Minsk is coming into this contest having lost its last two games.

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

- Dinamo is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.

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

- These two Dinamos have faced off twice this season. Minsk won the first game 2-1 and Riga took the second match-up 3-2 in OT.

- Minsk has been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

- Riga enters this game 2 points removed from the 8th playoff spot in the West.

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

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

Injury list

- Minsk: Dmitry Buinitsky, Alexander Pavlovich, Denis Osipov, Kirill Gotovets, Artur Gavrus

- Riga: Gunars Skvorcovs

Milestone alert

- Goalie Jhonas Enroth has stood in goal 100 times in his Dinamo and KHL career. That ties him with Dinamo great Andrei Mezin. His next game in goal will put him in first place all-time for Dinamo Minsk in the KHL.

17:30 Spartak Moscow (27-20-8) vs. Ak Bars (34-16-5)
About the game

- Spartak is coming into this contest having lost its last 2 games.

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

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

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

- Ak Bars defeated Spartak once this season by a score of 1-0.

- Azevedo is second in scoring for Ak Bars with 33 points, but first on the team with a +25 rating.

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

- Zaripov can take the lead in Ak Bars’ all-time KHL goal-scoring list. He and Alexei Morozov have each scored 140 KHL goals for Ak Bars.

Injury list

- Spartak: Andrei Kuteikin

- Ak Bars: Emil Garipov, Alexei Potapov

Milestone alert

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


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