Metallurg is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
Barys is playing the 1st of two straight road games.
Metallurg is entering this game on a 1-game losing streak.
Barys is entering the contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Karlsson has played 80:40 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.
Pasquale has played 74:34 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.
Barys: Viktor Svedberg, Dustin Boyd, Valeri Orekhov
Metallurg: Roman Lyubimov will miss this game while serving a 1-game suspension.
Barys: Pavel Akolzin will miss this game while serving the first of a 2-game suspension.
Forward Vladimir Galuzin is hoping to collect his 200th career KHL point (currently at 198).
Forward Sergei Mozyakin is hoping to be the first ever player to suit up for his 600th career regular season KHL game (currently at 599) while also hoping to collect his 700th career regular season KHL point (currently 697).
Forward Eric O’Dell is looking to score his 100th career regular season KHL goal (currently at 99).
Traktor is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.
Ak Bars is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Traktor is coming into this contest on a 2-game losing streak.
Ak Bars is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.
Petrov has points in 4 straight games, going 1-3-34over that span.
Azevedo has points in 4 straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.
Cormier has points in 4 straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.
Traktor: Nick Bailen, Anton Glinkin, Igor Isayev, Lukas Sedlak
Ak Bars: Emil Galimov
Traktor: Defenseman Vitali Menshikov will not be suiting up for today’s game while serving the second of a 2-game suspension.
Forward Sergei Konkov is hoping to suit up for his 550th career regular season KHL game (currently at 549).
Jokerit is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
CSKA is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.
Jokerit is entering this contest fresh off a victory.
CSKA is entering this contest on a 4-game winning streak.
CSKA defeated SKA 3-0 in the two teams’ first match-up this season.
Kaprizov has 5-7-12 in 9 games this season. That makes him 2nd in KHL scoring to date.
Jokerit: Veli-Matti Savinainen
Goaltender Lars Johansson is hoping to play his 50th career regular seasons KHL game (currently at 49).
Lokomotiv is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
Dinamo Riga is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Lokomotiv is coming into this contest on a 2-game losing streak.
Dinamo Riga is currently on a 3-game losing streak.
Lokomotiv already defeated Dinamo Riga once this season by a score of 3-2.
Lander has points in 4 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Lokomotiv: Nikita Cherepanov
Dinamo Riga: Emils Gegeris