Salavat is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.
Severstal is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Salavat is entering the contest fresh off a victory.
Severstal is entering the game on a 4-game winning streak.
Severstal already beat Salavat once this season by a score of 4-3.
Hartikainen has points in 4 straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.
Manninen has points in 4 straight games, going 0-4-4 over that span.
Severstal: Yevgeni Bodrov
Forward Alexander Burmistrov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Sochi is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
Avangard is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Sochi is coming into this contest on a 4-game losing streak.
Avangard is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Bobkov has played 60:45 of shutout hockey.
Beck has points in 5 straight games, going 2-7-9 over that span.
Andrighetto has points in 5 straight games, going 3-5-8 over that span.
Voynov has points in 6 straight games, going 5-6-11 over that span.
Semenov has points in 3 straight games, going 1-3-4 over that span.
Sochi: Vladislav Kaletnik, Vadim Khlopotov, Nikita Shchitov
Avangard: Alexei Yemelin, Denis Zernov, Artyom Manukyan, Cody Franson, Sergei Shirokov
Forward Ilya Krikunov is hoping to pot his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
Forward Nikita Tochitsky is hoping to suit up for his 250th career KHL game (currently at 249).
Defenseman Alexei Bondarev is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).