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Can SKA’s goaltender Melnichuk continue his 2-game shutout streak while putting a dent in Vityaz’ winning ways? And after losing their last two games, Kunlun continues its 8-game road trip hoping to get back into the win column in Omsk.
17:00: Avangard (5-2-1) vs. Kunlun (3-4-1)
About the game

Avangard is playing the 1st of three straight home games.

Kunlun is playing the 3rd of eight straight road games.

Avangard is coming into this contest fresh off a victory.

Kunlun is entering this contest on a 2-game losing streak.

In the eight matches these two teams have had to date, Kunlun has only managed to win once.

Wong has points in 3 straight games, going 4-1-5 over that span.

Injury list

Avangard: Alexei Yemelin, Denis Zernov, Artyom Manukyan, Maxim Mizyurin, Cody Franson, Sergei Shirokov

Milestone alert

Forward Kirill Semyonov is hoping to suit up for his 300th career KHL game (currently at 299) while simultaneously setting a team record for games played in a row (currently tied with Nikita Pivtsakin at 150).

17:00: SKA (6-2-0) vs. Vityaz (7-1-0)

About the game

SKA is playing the 1st of four straight home games.

Vityaz is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.

SKA is entering the contest on a 3-game winning streak.

Vityaz is entering the game on an even more impressive 6-game winning streak.

Vityaz has lost its last 20(!) contests against SKA. Their last victory over SKA was by a score of 5-4 in OT on January 11th, 2011.

Melnichuk has played 126:14 straight minutes without allowing a goal against. This is the best shutout streak in the league this season.

Jerabek has points in 5 straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.

Injury list

SKA: Dinar Khafizullin, Lukas Bengtsson

Vityaz: Nikita Komarov, Pekka Jormakka, Danila Kvartalnov, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoy

Milestone alert

Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to collect his 200th career point in the KHL (currently at 19).

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