Ak Bars opens its 3-game homestand with a tough game against a very good Barys team, which hasn’t however won in Kazan since 2014. Traktor also kicks off a 3-game homestand hosting Amur, winner of 4 of its last 5 games.
Looking to avoid a club record for losses in a row, SKA kicks off a 3-game road trip in Yaroslavl. There, Lokomotiv concludes its 3-game homestand and wants to keep its recent success going. The same is the case for Jokerit, which just rang up its 10th win of the season, as the Helsinki gang heads to Cherepovets, where Severstal will be looking to put an end to its 3-game losing streak!
Traktor is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Amur is playing the 1st of four straight road games.
Traktor is coming into this game having lost its last game.
Amur is coming into this game having won its last contest.
Traktor has defeated Amur twice this season 2-1, with one of the contests having gone to overtime.
Amur last won in Chelyabinsk on January 28th, 2010, by a score of 2-0.
H. Zohorna has points in 3 straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.
Traktor: Nick Bailen, Anton Glinkin, Christian Thomas
Amur: Alexander Kuznetsov, Maxim Kapiturov, Artyom Zhelezkov
Severstal is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.
Jokerit is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Severstal is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Jokerit is coming into this contest having won its last game.
Jokerit defeated Severstal earlier this season by a score of 4-1.
Kalnins has played 74:53 straight minutes of hockey without a goal against.
Severstal: Dmitri Markovin, Libor Sulak
Jokerit: Nicklas Jensen
Forward Yevgeni Bodrov will be looking forward to collecting his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Forward Daniil Vovchenko is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 499).
Ak Bars is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Barys is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Ak Bars is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.
Barys is also coming into this contest fresh off a loss.
Barys last won a KHL game in Kazan on January 7th, 2014, by a score of 2-1.
Bilyalov has played 85:25 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
Starchenko has points in 4 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Ak Bars: Vladimir Tkachyov, Dmitri Voronkov, Artyom Lukoyanov
Barys: Viktor Svedberg, Iiro Pakarinen, Talgat Zhailauov
Forward Roman Starchenko is hoping to score his 300th career KHL point (currently has 298).
Lokomotiv is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
SKA is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Lokomotiv is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.
SKA is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Lokomotiv has lost its last five regular season home games held against SKA.
Isayev has played 74:23 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
With a loss today, SKA would break its KHL record for losses in a row.
Lokomotiv: Staffan Kronwall, Anton Lander
SKA: Dinar Khafizullin, Lukas Bengtsson
Goaltender Magnus Hellberg will be looking forward to suiting up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99) while also shooting for his 50th career KHL victory (currently at 49).