Ak Bars is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.
Severstal is playing the 1st of two straight road games.
Ak Bars is entering this game on a 3-game winning streak.
Severstal is entering the contest on a 1-game winning streak.
Wikstrand has points in 3 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Severstal hasn’t defeated Ak Bars in Kazan since a 1-0 victory on January 28th, 2012.
Ak Bars: Emil Galimov
Severstal: Sergei Kuptsov, Nikita Khlystov
Forward Yevgeni Bodrov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
CSKA is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
Lokomotiv is playing the 1st of two straight road games.
CSKA is entering this contest fresh off a loss.
Lokomotiv is also entering this contest fresh off a loss.
Johansson has played 80:03 minutes without allowing a goal against.
Sorokin has played exactly 60 straight minutes (recently shutting out SKA) of hockey without allowing a goal against.
Kaprizov has points in 5 straight games, going 1-6-7 over that span.
Grigorenko has points in 5 straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.
Lokomotiv: Mikhail Sidorov
Goaltender Ilya Sorokin now has 50 career KHL shutouts.
Defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich is looking to suit up for his 400th career regular season KHL game (currently at 399).
Defenseman Mat Robinson is hoping to suit up for his 300th career regular season KHL game (currently at 299).
Dinamo Riga is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
Amur is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.
Dinamo Riga is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Amur is currently on a terrible 6-game losing streak.
Amur currently has Dinamo Riga’s number, having defeated the Latvians five times in a row.
Dinamo Riga: Emils Gegeris
Amur: Denis Golubev, Kirill Rasskazov
Forwards Lauris Darzins and Mikelis Redlihs are both hoping to score their 300th career KHL points (currently at 298 and 297, respectively).