Avtomobilist is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Lokomotiv is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Avtomobilist is entering this contest on a 4-game losing streak.
Lokomotiv is entering this contest fresh off a loss.
Rattie has points in 3 straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Avtomobilist: Rafael Batyrshin
Lokomotiv: Nikita Cherepanov
Salavat is playing the 1st of four straight home games.
Torpedo is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Salavat is entering the contest on a 2-game losing streak.
Torpedo is entering the game fresh off a victory.
Hartikainen has points in 3 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Manninen has points in 3 straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Salavat: Nikita Zhuldikov
Torpedo: Mikhail Smolin
Forward Mikhail Varnakov is hoping to score his 200th career KHL goal (currently at 199).
Forward Paul Szczechura is hoping to pot his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
Spartak Moscow is on a 1-game homestand.
CSKA is playing the 3rd of three road games.
Spartak Moscow is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
CSKA is entering this on a 6-game winning streak.
Spartak Moscow has lost its last 13 games against CSKA. It’s last victory against CSKA was on September 12th, 2013, by a score of 3-2.
Okulov has points in 4 straight games, going 1-6-7 over that span.
Johansson has played 85:17 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.
Spartak Moscow: Ilya Arkalov, Andrei Kuteikin
Defenseman Artyom Chykhov is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).
Dinamo Minsk is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Sochi is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.
Dinamo Minsk is entering the contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Sochi is also entering the contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Sochi defeated Dinamo Minsk earlier this season by a score of 5-4.
Pulkkinen has points in 5 straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.
Prince has points in 4 straight games, going 1-5-6 over that span.
Dinamo Minsk: Sergei Kostitsyn, Alexander Pavlovich
Sochi: Vladislav Kaletnik, Vadim Khlopotov, Nikita Shchitov
Forward Ilya Krikunov is hoping to pot his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
Goaltender Jhonas Enroth can set the club record for KHL victories. Both he and Lars Haugen currently stand at 35 apiece.