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Dinamo Riga, Sochi, and Vityaz all in action as every point gained or lost has playoff ramifications for all three!

Jokerit can secure home-ice advantage to kick off the playoffs if it defeats SKA OR gets one point against SKA while Dynamo wins in regulation time OR if Dynamo simply loses in regulation time.

Avtomobilist will secure first place in the Eastern Conference if it can get at least two points.

Vityaz can secure a spot in the playoffs if it collects more points on Friday than Dinamo Riga.

17:00 Avtomobilist (43-13-1) vs. Ak Bars (36-17-5)

About the game

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

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

- Avtomobilist is playing the 4th of five straight home games.

- Ak Bars is playing a 1-game road trip.

- Avtomobilist has lost to Ak Bars twice this season, 4-3 and 3-1, but they’ve also defeated Ak Bars once 2-1 in OT.

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

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

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

Injury list

- Avtomobilist: Andrei Makarov (expected to be out until April 30th), Kirill Koltsov, Mikhail Mamkin, Vitaly Popov

- Ak Bars: Emil Garipov, Alexei Potapov, Andrei Pedan

Milestone alert

- Goaltender Jakub Kovar is hoping to suit up for his 300th career regular season KHL game.

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

19:00 Lokomotiv (39-15-5) vs. Vityaz (27-24-7)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- With one more assist, Apalkov can tie Vasicek's record for career KHL assists by a Lokomotiv forward, which is currently at 110.

- Lokomotiv has defeated Vityaz twice this season by scores of 4-3 and 4-2, but also lost once to Vityaz 4-3.

- Lokomotiv defeated Torpedo once this season by a tight score of 4-3 in OT. However, Torpedo has won the two other contests between these two teams by scores of 4-2 and 3-2 in OT.

- This is the last home game of the season for Lokomotiv.

- Isayev has played 80:33 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

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

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

Injury list

- Vityaz: Alexander Semin

Milestone alert

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

- Forward Denis Alexeyev is hoping to suit up for his 100th career regular season KHL game.

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

- Defenseman Nikolai Stasenko is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game.

19:30 SKA (45-8-5) vs. Jokerit (35-17-6)

About the game

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

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

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

- Jokerit is playing the 7th of seven straight road games.

- SKA has definitely had the upper hand on Jokerit this season, having won 4-3 in OT, 6-2 and 4-1 in the teams’ three meetings this season.

- Hellberg has played 85:35 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

- Shestyorkin can tie Koskinen's SKA record for career shutouts in the KHL, which is currently set at 25.

- This is the last road game of the season for Jokerit.

- With a win today, Zapolski will set a new KHL record for wins by a Jokerit goaltender.

Injury list

- SKA: Yevgeny Ketov, Artyom Zemchyonok

Milestone alert

- Forward Niklas Jensen is looking to suit up for his 100th career regular season KHL game.

19:30 Dynamo Moscow (32-21-5) vs. Sochi (24-24-10)

About the game

- Dynamo Moscow is coming into this contest having won its last 2 games.

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

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

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

- Dynamo defeated Sochi earlier this season by a score of 5-1.

- Bakos has points in 3 straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.

Injury list

- Dynamo: Andrei Alexeyev, Maxim Afinogenov, Ivan Muranov, Daniil Tarasov, Vyacheslav Kulemin

- Sochi: Nikita Shchitov, Oleg Pogorishny, Denis Mosalyov, Artyom Tomilin

Milestone alert

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

- Goaltender Dmitri Shikin is hoping to stand in goal for his 100th career regular season KHL game.

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

About the game

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

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

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

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

- CSKA has blown out Slovan three times this season, 9-0, 4-0, and 4-1.

- CSKA can set a KHL record for regular season wins. They currently have 49.

- Kirill Kaprizov can set a new KHL record for game-winning goals in the regular season. He has 11 this season.

- Overall, CSKA has won its last 11 games against Slovan, including playoffs.

- Sorokin has played 146:47 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

Injury list

- Slovan: Andrei Meszaros

Milestone alert

- Forward Sergei Kalinin is looking to suit up for his 300th career regular season KHL game.

- Defenseman Michal Sersen is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point.

- Forward Jeff Taffe is hoping to score his 100th career regular season KHL point.

20:30 Dinamo Riga (23-25-10) vs. Dinamo Minsk (16-34-8)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- Minsk has defeated Riga twice this season by scores of 2-1 and 3-1. Riga took another meeting between the two Dinamos 3-2 in OT. Expect another tight contest tonight!

- This is the 4th ever outdoor game in the KHL.

- Videll, Maione, and Darzins each have 41 or more points for Riga.

- In Wiercioch (23) and Lisovets (20), Minsk features two blueliners with 20 or more points.

Injury list

- Riga: Gunars Skvorcovs, Frenks Razgals

- Minsk: Dmitry Buinitsky, Alexander Pavlovich, Denis Osipov, Kirill Gotovets, Andrei Stepanov, Andrei Kostitsyn

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