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As Dinamo Riga heads to Cherepovets, both the Latvians and Severstal are looking to get off the losing schneid. Jokerit enters the final game of its road trip desperate to break a 3-game losing streak. Ak Bars enters Novosibirsk in the driver’s seat, hot on a 6-game winnings streak. Will it continue? Meanwhile, Traktor seems to have good cards in its home tilt against a mightily struggling Neftekhimik.
15:30: Sibir (4-2-2) vs. Ak Bars (6-1-0)
About the game

Sibir is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.

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

Sibir is coming into this contest fresh off a victory.

Ak Bars is coming into this contest on a 6-game winning streak.

Wikstrand has points in 6 straight games, going 3-5-8 over that span.

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

Azevedo has points in 3 straight games, going 2-2-6 over that span.

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

Injury list

Sibir: Samvel Mnatsyan, Nikolai Demidov, Vladislav Naumov, Nikita Shashkov

Ak Bars: Emil Galimov

Milestone alert

Defenseman Oleg Piganovich is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).

17:00: Traktor (5-4-1) vs. Neftekhimik (3-5-1)

About the game

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

Neftekhimik is playing the 4th of four straight road games.

Traktor is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

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

Injury list

Traktor: Nick Bailen, Anton Glinkin, Igor Isayev, Christian Thomas

Neftekhimik: Pavel Padakin, Bulat Shafigullin

Suspensions

Traktor: Defenseman Vitali Menshikov will not be suiting up for today’s game while serving the first of a 2-game suspension.

Milestone alert

Defenseman Yevgeni Ryasensky is hoping collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).

Forward Dmitri Kazionov is hoping to suit up for his 500th career KHL game (currently at 499).

19:00: Severstal (2-6-1) vs. Dinamo Riga (3-5-0)

About the game

Severstal is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.

Dinamo Riga is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.

Severstal is entering the contest on a 3-game losing streak.

Dinamo Riga is entering the game on a 2-game losing streak.

Injury list

Severstal: Yevgeni Bodrov, Nikita Khlystov

Dinamo Riga: Emils Gegeris

Milestone alert

Forward Daniil Vovchenko is hoping to suit up for his 200th career regular season KHL game (currently at 199).

19:30: Lokomotiv (3-4-0) vs. Jokerit (2-4-1)

About the game

Lokomotiv is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.

Jokerit is playing the 5th of five straight road games.

Lokomotiv is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

Jokerit is currently on a 3-game losing streak.

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

Injury list

Jokerit: Veli-Matti Savinainen

19:30: SKA (6-3-0) vs. CSKA (5-1-1)

About the game

SKA is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.

CSKA is playing the 1st of four straight road games.

SKA is entering this contest fresh off a loss.

CSKA is entering this contest on a 3-game winning streak.

CSKA defeated SKA 3-0 in the two teams’ first match-up this season.

Sorokin has played 120 straight minutes of shutout hockey.

Kaprizov has points in 7 straight games, going 5-7-12 over that span.

Grigorenko has points in 7 straight games, going 3-7-10 over that span.

Milestone alert

Goaltender Ilya Sorokin currently has 51 career KHL shutouts.

Defenseman Nikita Nesterov is hoping to suit up for his 200th career KHL game (currently at 199).

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Ak Bars (Kazan) Ak Bars (Kazan)
Dinamo (Riga) Dinamo (Riga)
Jokerit (Helsinki) Jokerit (Helsinki)
Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl)
Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk)
Severstal (Cherepovets) Severstal (Cherepovets)
Sibir (Novosibirsk Region) Sibir (Novosibirsk Region)
SKA (Saint Petersburg) SKA (Saint Petersburg)
Traktor (Chelyabinsk) Traktor (Chelyabinsk)
CSKA (Moscow) CSKA (Moscow)

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