- Avtomobilist is playing 3rd of four straight home games.
- SKA is playing the last game of their starting road series.
- Both teams started the season with two wins.
Avtomobilist: Georgy Belousov, Anatoly Golyshev, Pavel Datsyuk
SKA: Lucas Bengtsson, Dinar Khafizullin
- Nigel Dawes is hoping to score his 250th goal in KHL (currently at 249).
- Jacub Kovar is looking to get his 150th win in KHL (currently at 149).
- Geoff Platt is set to play his 500th KHL regular season game (currently at 499).
- SKA forward Sergei Plotnikov is collecting points 4 straight games, 2-3—5.
- Metallurg and Vityaz are finishing their starting home and road series respectively
- Metallurg is coming to the game fresh off victory
- Vityaz is going to the game after loss in Yekaterinburg
Vityaz: Danila Kvartalnov, Nikita Komarov
- Vityaz forward Alexander Semin is set to play his 200th KHL game (currently at 199)
- Vityaz forward Alexei Makeyev is collecting points 3 straight games, 0-4—4
- Lokomotiv is playing the 2nd home game of their four games series
- Torpedo is playing 3rd road games of their four game series
- Both teams are looking for first win of the season
Lokomotiv: Mikhail Sidorov
Torpedo: Daniil Veryaev
Lokomotiv: Stephane Da Costa is missing the 2nd and last game of his suspensions from last season
- Lokomotiv defenseman Jacub Nakladal is hoping to score his 100th KHL point (currently at 99)
- Lokomotiv forward Stepan Sannikov is set to play his 500th KHL regular season game (currently at 499)
- Avangard is playing their first home game of the season
- Severstal is finishing their starting road trip
- Avangard won first two games of the season
- Severstal is ending road trip with 1 point in 2 games.
- Severstal could not beat Avangard on away rink for more than four years
Avangard: Alexei Yemelin, Denis Zernov, Maxim Mizyurin, Artyom Manukyan
Severstal: Sergei Kuptsov
- Avangard forward Sergei Shumakov is hoping to score his 100th goal in KHL (99) and 200th point in the league (199).
- Avangard forward Sergei Shirokov is still looking to his 150th goal in the KHL (149).
- Severstal forward Evgeny Bodrov is hoping to collect 100th assist in KHL (99).
- Avangard defenseman Cody Franson is collecting point in 3 straight games, 4-0—4.
- Dynamo and Spartak are finishing their starting home and road series respectively.
- Dynamo won all their games in the season.
- Spartak is coming back to Moscow after huge win in Yaroslavl.
- Dynamo defenseman Juuso Hietanen is hopint to collect his 200th KHL regular season point (199)
- HC Sochi is playing 2nd of three straight home games.
- Dinamo Minsk is playing 2nd of three straight road games.
- Sochi started the season with a win, when Dinamo is still looking for first points.
HC Sochi: Simon Bertilsson, Anatoly Yelizarov, Vadim Khlopotov, Nikita Shchitov
Dinamo: Mikhail Karnaukhov, Sergei Kostitsyn
Sochi: Alexei Petrov is missing the 2nd and last game of his suspensions from last season
- Sochi forward Denis Mosalyov is set to play his 550th game in KHL (449).
- Sochi forward Sean Collins is hoping to score his 100th point in KHL (99).
- Dinamo forward Evgeny Kovyrshin is looking to his 100th point in KHL (99).
- Dinamo forward Teemu Pulkkinen scored in last four straight games, 5-0—5.
- CSKA and Neftekhimik are finishing their starting home and road series respectively.
- Neftekhimik cannot beat CSKA in Moscow for 9 years.
Neftekhimik: Pavel Padakin, Marat Khairullin, Bulat Shafigullin
- CSKA goalie Ilya Sorokin is looking to his 50th shutout in KHL (49).
- Neftekhimik goalie Konstantin Barulin is looking to his 50th shutout in KHL (49).