Meanwhile, Neftekhimik opens a 4-game homestand against eastern conference rival Admiral. Winners of 5 in a row, the club is looking to set a new KHL club record for wins in a row.
Ak Bars is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.
Amur is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.
Ak Bars is coming into this contest fresh off a victory.
Amur is also coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Amur last won a KHL game in Kazan on November 26th, 2013, by a score of 2-1.
Bilyalov has played 85:25 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
Ak Bars: Vladimir Tkachyov, Dmitri Voronkov, Artyom Lukoyanov
Amur: Alexander Kuznetsov, Maxim Kapiturov, Artyom Zhelezkov
Neftekhimik is playing the 1st of four straight home games.
Admiral is playing the 1st of four straight road games.
Neftekhimik is coming into this game having won 5 in a row.
Admiral is coming into this game on a 2-game losing streak.
Admiral defeated Neftekhimik earlier this season by a score of 2-0.
With a win today, Neftekhimik would set a new club record for wins in a row.
Streltsov has points in 3 straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Konnov has points in 3 straight games, going 2-1-3 over that span.
Neftekhimik: Rafael Bikmullin, Denis Kazionov, Arsen Khisamutdinov
Admiral: Alexander Ugolnikov
Defenseman Yuri Kozlovsky is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).
Severstal is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
SKA is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Severstal is coming into this contest on a 4-game losing streak.
SKA is coming into this contest on a club record 5-game losing streak.
Severstal last defeated SKA in a KHL game on November 18th, 2012, by a score of 4-3 in overtime. That losing streak against SKA is currently at 23 games!
With a loss today, SKA would once again set a new club record for losses in a row.
Severstal: Dmitri Markovin, Yegor Yakovlev
SKA: Dinar Khafizullin, Lukas Bengtsson
Forward Daniil Vovchenko is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
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).