Both desperate for points, the 9th and 10th ranked teams in the East, Sibir and Kunlun, face each other in a hot duel in Novosibirsk!

Avtomobilist will win the Kharlamov division for the first time if it can collect at least one point in its game against Magnitogorsk.

Dynamo Moscow will clinch a playoff spot if Dinamo Riga gets less than two points in Bratislava.

Admiral will be officially eliminated from the playoffs if Traktor picks up at least one point OR Admiral gets less two points in today‘s game.

15:30 Sibir (23-28-5) vs. Kunlun (19-27-9)

About the game

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

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

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

- Kunlun is playing the 2nd of six straight road games.

- Kunlun has defeated Sibir twice this season, both wins by a score of 4-2. They have also lost once to Sibir by a score of 6-5 in OT.

- Krasikov has played 61:20 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

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

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

Injury list

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

- Kunlun: Johan Sundstrom, Cory Kane, Marc-André Gragnani, Josh Nicholls, Oskars Bartulis, Ville Lajunen

Milestone alert

- Forward Justin Fontaine is looking to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

17:00 Avtomobilist (43-12-1) vs. Metallurg (36-18-2)

About the game

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

- Metallurg is coming into this contest having lost its last 3 games.

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

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

- Avtomobilist has defeated Metallurg twice this season, 4-1 and 5-3. They also lost to Metallurg once by a score of 6-3.

Injury list

- Avtomobilist: Alexander Kucheryavenko, Kirill Koltsov, Mikhail Mamkin

- Metallurg: Yevgeni Biryukov, Andrei Chibisov (expected to be out until February 5th)

17:00 Salavat (30-19-8) vs. Barys (34-12-9)

About the game

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

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

- Salavat is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.

- Barys is on a 1-game road trip.

- Salavat has defeated Barys twice this season, once 7-3 and once 3-0, but Barys also defeated Salavat in a close 1-0 OT game.

Injury list

- Salavat: Pyotr Khokhryakov

- Barys: Curtis Valk, Dominik Hrachovina

Milestone alert

- Both forward Pavel Akolzin and defenseman Darren Dietz can suit up for their 100th career KHL games.

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

17:00 Traktor (26-26-3) vs. Jokerit (34-15-6)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- Out of a total of 8 games played in their KHL history, Traktor has only defeated Jokerit once.

- O’Neill has points in 4 straight games, going 0-7-7 over that span.

Injury list

- Traktor: Alexander Shinin, Yevgeny Ryasensky

- Jokerit: Max Warn

Milestone alert

- Forward Pekka Jormakka is looking to suit up for his 200th career KHL game.

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

- Defenseman Alexei Petrov is hoping to suit up for his 500th career KHL game.

19:00 Severstal (19-33-4) vs. Amur (15-31-9)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- Severstal enters today’s game having now been officially eliminated from the playoffs.

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

- 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

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev

- Amur: Kirill Rasskazov, Pavel Turbin, Alexander Gorshkov, Valentin Pyanov, Vitali Atyushov, Artyom Zhelezkov, Igor Rudenkov

19:30 Avangard (35-16-5) vs. SKA (43-7-5)

About the game

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

- SKA is coming into this contest fresh off a loss after a 6-game winning streak.

- Avangard is on a 1-game homestand.

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

- Avangard defeated SKA 3-2 in OT earlier this season.

- Avangard has lost its last 6 games in St. Petersburg. It’s last KHL victory there was on February 5, 2012, by a score of 5-3.

- With his next point, Gusev will set a personal KHL record for points in a regular season.

Injury list

- Avangard: Karri Ramo, Alexei Emelin

- SKA: Patrik Hersley, Roman Rukavishnikov, Artyom Zemchyonok

Milestone alert

- Defenseman Maxim Chudinov is hoping to suit up for his 600th career KHL game.

- Defenseman Yevgeni Medvedyev is hoping to suit up for his 500th career regular season KHL game.

19:30 Vityaz (27-22-6) vs. Admiral (17-32-5)

About the game

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

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

- Vityaz is on a 1-game homestand.

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

- Admiral defeated Vityaz won earlier this season by a score of 4-2.

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

- Krasotkin has played 67:08 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

Milestone alert

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

- Forward Vasily Streltsov is looking to collect his 100th career point in the KHL.

19:30 Dinamo Minsk (19-32-4) vs. CSKA (46-9)

About the game

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

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

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

- CSKA is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.

- CSKA has defeated Dinamo three times this season in relatively close games of 2-1, 3-0, and 3-2 in OT.

- Kaprizov has a team-high 24 goals this season. That’s 8 more than the runner up Okulov (16).

- Sorokin has played 86:47 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

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

Injury list

- Minsk: Dmitry Buinitsky, Alexander Pavlovich, Denis Osipov, Kirill Gotovets, Artur Gavrus, Andrei Stepanov (expected to be out until March 2nd)

Milestone alert

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

20:30 Slovan (13-39-3) vs. Dinamo Riga (22-24-10)
About the game

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

- Dinamo Riga is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

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

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

- These two teams have faced off twice this season. Riga has won both games by the close scores of 4-3 and 3-2.

- Slovan features 17 players with a -12 rating or worse. Lunter has a team-worst -26 rating.

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

- Videll has points in 6 straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.

Injury list

- Slovan: Andrei Meszaros

- Riga: Gunars Skvorcovs


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