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History repeats itself in Magnitogorsk and Balashikha while Jokerit kicks off the playoffs against the biggest thorn in their side! KHL playoffs are on!

17:00 Metallurg (3rd in the East) vs. Salavat (6th in the East)
Series stand

0 - 0

KHL Playoff history

2011 – Conference final – Salavat defeats Metallurg 4-3

2013 – Round 1 – Salavat defeats Metallurg 4-3

2014 – Conference final – Metallurg defeats Salavat 4-1

2016 – Conference final – Metallurg defeats Salavat 4-1

About the game

- The teams exchanged victories in their two meetings this season. Metallurg won 4-0 and Salavat won 2-1 in OT.

- Zagidulin has played 76:22 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

- Rassmussen is entering the playoffs with points in 4 straight games, going 1-4-5 over that span.

- Shore is entering the playoffs with points in 4 straight games, going 4-0-4 over that span.

- Kugryshev has 3 game-winning goals.

19:00 Lokomotiv (3rd in the West) vs. Sochi (6th in the West)
Series stand

0 - 0

KHL Playoff history

This is the first time these two teams will ever have faced each other in the KHL playoffs.

Injury list

Sochi: Nikita Shchitov, Denis Mosalyov, Artyom Tomilin, Dmitri Arkhipov

About the game

- The teams have played four games this season, with each team winning two of the contests. Lokomotiv won 4-3 and 1-0 while Sochi won 3-2 in OT and 2-1.

- Isayev has played 80:33 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

- Kozun has points in 5 straight games, going 3-5-8 over that span.

- Barulin is looking to pitch his 50th ever KHL shutout.

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

- Jokipakka is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game.

- Barulin has played 125:03 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

19:30 Jokerit (4th in the West) vs. Dynamo Moscow (5th in the West)
Series stand

0 - 0

KHL Playoff history

This is the first time these two teams will ever have faced each other in the KHL playoffs.

Injury list

Dynamo: Andrei Alexeyev, Maxim Afinogenov, Vyacheslav Kulemin

About the game

- Although Jokerit finished ahead of Dynamo Moscow in the standings, this is about the last team Jokerit wanted to face in the playoffs. Dynamo defeated Jokerit four times this season, 5-3, 3-2, 4-3 in OT, and 2-0.

- Furthermore, Dynamo has defeated Jokerit 11 straight times in KHL play.

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

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

- O’Neill has points in 3 straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.

19:30 Avangard (4th in the East) vs. Ak Bars (5th in the East)
Series stand

0 - 0

KHL Playoff history

2009 – Round 2 – Ak Bars defeat Avangard 3-2

2015 – Round 2 – Ak Bars defeat Avangard 4-1

2017 – Round 2 – Ak Bars defeat Avangard 4-2

Injury list

Avangard: Karri Ramo

Ak Bars: Emil Garipov, Fyodor Malykhin, Andrei Pedan

About the game

- The teams exchanged victories in their two meetings this season. Ak Bars defeated Avangard 4-3 in OT while Avangard defeated Ak Bars 2-1 in OT.

- Stalberg is entering the playoffs with points in 3 straight games, going 2-1-3 over that span.

- Sharychenkov is hoping to gain his 50th career victory in the KHL.

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Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk)
Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) Salavat Yulaev (Ufa)
HC Dynamo (Moscow) HC Dynamo (Moscow)
HC Sochi (Sochi) HC Sochi (Sochi)

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