A whole batch of crucial final day games will decide the playoff placement and qualification fates of numerous franchises!

Spartak Moscow will wrap up 6th place in the West if Severstal wins OR gains at least one point AND Vityaz & Sochi win OR if Severstal loses in regulation time while Vityaz & Sochi also lose in regulation time.

Sochi will qualify for the playoffs if it gains at least one point OR Dinamo Riga wins in overtime OR loses points OR Sochi gains as many or more points than Vityaz.

Vityaz will qualify for the playoffs if it gains at least one point OR Dinamo Riga loses points OR Vityaz gains more points than Sochi.

Dinamo Riga will qualify for the playoffs if it can defeat CSKA in regulation time or overtime AND Sochi loses in regulation time OR if it can beat CSKA AND Vityaz loses to Avtomobilist in regulation time.

Metallurg will begin the playoffs with home-ice advantage if it can gain at least one point today.

Ak Bars will begin the playoffs with home-ice advantage if it can gain at least one point today.

Avangard will begin the playoffs with home-ice advantage if it beats Sibir while Metallurg or Ak Bars lose in regulation time.

12:00 Admiral (22-34-5) vs. Amur (20-32-9)

About the game

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

- Amur is coming into this contest on a 5-game winning streak.

- Admiral is playing its last home game.

- Amur is playing its last road game.

- Amur has defeated Admiral twice this season, 3-1 and 7-0, but they’ve also lost twice to Admiral, 2-1 and 3-1. Today’s game will decide the season series.

- This game features the two teams with the worst records in the East, each currently at 49 points overall.

- Langhammer has played 71:00 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

Injury list

- Amur: Pavel Turbin, Dmitri Vorobyov, Alexei Murygin

14:30 Kunlun (20-31-10) vs. Barys (37-14-10)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- The teams have faced each other 3 times this season. Kunlun won once by a score of 3-1 while Barys won twice, 4-1 and 3-1.

- This game is being played in Beijing, China!

- Kunlun has been disqualified from the playoffs.

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

Injury list

- Kunlun: Johan Sundstrom, Cory Kane, Josh Nicholls, Oskars Bartulis

- Barys: Curtis Valk

17:00 Metallurg (40-19-2) vs. Ak Bars (38-17-6)

About the game

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

- Ak Bars is also coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

- Metallurg is playing its last home game.

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

- Ak Bars has defeated Metallurg twice this season, 5-4 and 3-2, but have also lost once 4-3 in OT.

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

- With 3 points today, leading scorer Sekac could become the KHL’s 11th 50-point player this season.

- Lander has points in 5 straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.

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

Injury list

- Ak Bars: Emil Garipov, Fyodor Malykhin, Andrei Pedan

Milestone alert

- Defenseman Viktor Antipin hopes to suit up for his 400th career KHL game.

17:00 Traktor (27-30-4) vs. SKA (48-8-5)

About the game

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

- SKA is coming into this contest on a 5-game winning streak.

- Traktor is playing a 2nd of two straight home games.

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

- SKA defeated Traktor earlier this season by a close 1-0 score.

- If Gavrikov even finishes this game with a +/

- rating of zero, he’ll set the KHL for the best +/

- a player has ever had in a KHL regular season.

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

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

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

Injury list

- Traktor: Alexander Shinin, Yevgeny Ryasensky, Paul Szczechura

- SKA: Yevgeny Ketov, Artyom Zemchyonok

Milestone alert

- Defenseman Igor Isayev is hoping to suit up for his 100th career regular season KHL game.

19:00 Severstal (22-34-4) vs. Spartak Moscow (25-25-10)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- This is the fourth meeting between the teams this season. Severstal won once 4-2 while Spartak took the two other match-ups 3-0 and 4-3 in OT.

- Severstal has won its last 4 home games against Spartak.

Injury list

- Severstal: Konstantin Korneyev, Arturs Kulda, Daniil Vovchenko

- Spartak: Kaspars Daugavins, Andrei Kuteikin, Anatoli Nikontsev, Alexei Grishin

Milestone alert

- Forward Yevgeny Bodrov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist.

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

- Defenseman Dmitry Vishnevsky is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point.

19:30 Avangard (38-18-5) vs. Sibir (24-31-6)

About the game

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

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

- Avangard is playing its last home game.

- Sibir is playing its last road game.

- Avangard has beaten Sibir twice this season, each time by a score of 3-1, and have lost once to Sibir 3-0.

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

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

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

- Milovzorov has points in 3 straight games, going 1-7-8 over that span.

Injury list

- Avangard: Karri Ramo

- Sibir: Konstantin Alexeyev, Samvel Mnatsyan, Vladimir Pervushin, Vladislav Naumov

Milestone alert

- Forward Kirill Semenov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point.

- Defenseman Oleg Piganovich is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist.

19:30 Vityaz (28-26-7) vs. Avtomobilist (46-14-1)

About the game

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

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

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

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

- Avtomobilist defeated Vityaz earlier this season by a score of 2-1 in OT.

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

Injury list

- Avtomobilist: Andrei Makarov, Kirill Koltsov, Vitaly Popov, Denis Bodrov, Francis Pare (expected to be out until March 10th)

Milestone alert

- Forward Alexander Kucheryavenko is looking to suit up for his 500th career KHL game.

19:30 Dynamo Moscow (32-23-6) vs. Torpedo (27-24-10)

About the game

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

- Torpedo is coming into this contest on a 3-game winning streak and has locked up the 7th playoff spot in the East.

- Dynamo is playing the 5th of five straight home games.

- Torpedo is playing its last road game of the season.

- Dynamo has already defeated Torpedo three times this season, namely 4-3 in OT, 3-2 and 3-1.

Injury list

- Dynamo: Andrei Alexeyev, Maxim Afinogenov, Nikolai Kulemin

- Torpedo: Mathew Bodie, Stanislav Galimov

Milestone alert

- Forward Robert Sabolic is hoping to collect his 100th career regular season KHL point.

19:30 Sochi (27-24-10) vs. Slovan (15-43-3)

About the game

- Sochi is coming into this contest on a 4-game winning streak.

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

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

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

- Sochi has defeated Slovan twice this season by scores of 4-1 and 4-2, but also lost to Slovan once 3-2 in OT.

- Barulin has played 65:14 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

- O’Dell has points in 3 straight games, going 2-1-3 over that span.

- If O’Dell manages to score a goal today, he can set the season record for Sochi in the KHL. He currently has 22.

- With a loss today, Slovan can set a new record for losses in a KHL season, which is currently set at 46.

- Slovan could end up having the worst goal differential ever in a KHL season. The current record is -97 and was achieved in the 2016-17 season.

Injury list

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

- Slovan: Andrei Meszaros

Suspensions

- Slovan: Jakub Stepanek will miss this game while serving the 2nd of a 5-game suspension.

Milestone alert

- Forward Eric O’Dell is hoping to collect his 100th career regular season KHL point.

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

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

19:30 CSKA (52-9) vs. Dinamo Riga (26-25-10)

About the game

- CSKA is coming into this contest on a 9-game winning streak.

- Dinamo Riga is coming into this contest on a 4-game winning streak.

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

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

- CSKA defeated Dinamo earlier this season 5-0.

- Sorokin has played 63:19 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

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

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

- CSKA looks like it will set the KHL record for lowest amount of goals allowed in a KHL regular season.

- Dzerins has points in 4 straight games, going 5-1-6 over that span.

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

Injury list

- Riga: Gunars Skvorcovs, Frenks Razgals

Milestone alert

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

19:30 Jokerit (37-18-6) vs. Dinamo Minsk (16-37-8)

About the game

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

- Dinamo Minsk is coming into this contest on a 6-game losing streak.

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

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

- Jokerit has defeated Dinamo three times this season by scores of 4-1, 5-3, and 4-1.

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

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

- O’Neill can set the team record for points in a KHL regular season, which was set at 57 by Moses in the 2014/15 season.

Injury list

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

Milestone alert

- Forward Pekka Jormakka is looking to collect his 100th career regular season KHL game.


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