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The currently unbeatable team from Nizhny Novgorod opens its 2-game road trip against Dynamo Moscow, which is looking to get back into the win column. Moscow city will also play host to CSKA kicking off a 3-game homestand against a Spartak Moscow team that they’ve had little problem with over the years. Not far away in Riga, Dinamo will be looking to end a 4-game losing streak against Salavat, a team they haven’t beat at home since 2014.
Metallurg looks to stretch its winning streak to 4 games against Traktor while Dinamo Minsk kicks off a 3-game homestand against Torpedo looking to end a horrendous 11-game losing streak. The Belarussians are hoping the recent break was just what they need to get back on track. Ak Bars starts a 2-game homestand of its own by hosting a tough Avangard opponent, which comes in on a 2-game winnings streak.
Lokomotiv faces off against Sibir and both are playing the second leg of their 4-game homestand and road trip, respectively. Lastly, Barys starts a short road trip by taking its 5-game losing streak to Cherepovets, where Severstal will be looking to end an 8-game losing streak of its own. Once again, looks like one team’s fate will have to change.
17:00: Metallurg (12-9-5) vs. Traktor (10-15-2)
About the game

Metallurg is playing the 3rd of four straight home games.

Traktor is playing the 1st of two straight road games.

Metallurg is coming into this game on a 3-game winning streak

. Traktor is coming into this game having lost its last contest.

Matushkin has points in 5 straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.

Injury list

Metallurg: Ivan Vereshchagin, Brandon Kozun

Traktor: Anton Glinkin, Christian Thomas, Andrei Popov, Alexei Kruchinin

Milestone alert

Forward Yevgeni Timkin is hoping to suit up for his 500th career regular season KHL game (currently at 499).

Goaltender Vasili Koshechkin is hoping to gain his 250th career regular season KHL victory (currently at 249).

19:00: Lokomotiv (12-13-0) vs. Sibir (14-5-4)

About the game

Lokomotiv is playing the 2nd of four straight home games.

Sibir is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.

Lokomotiv is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

Sibir is also coming into this contest having lost its last game.

Sibir last won in Yaroslavl on October 13th, 2013, by a score of 2-1 in OT.

Da Costa has points in 6 straight games, going 3-3-6 over that span.

Injury list

Lokomotiv: Staffan Kronwall, Andrei Markov

Sibir: Vladislav Naumov

Milestone alert

Forward Stephane Da Costa is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).

Defenseman Oleg Piganovich is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).

19:00: Severstal (8-13-5) vs. Barys (13-7-4)

About the game

Severstal is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.

Barys is playing the 1st of two straight road games.

Severstal is coming into this game on a 8-game losing streak.

Barys is coming into this contest on a 5-game losing.

Barys defeated Severstal earlier this season 5-1.

Injury list

Barys: Viktor Svedberg, Iiro Pakarinen

Milestone alert

Forward Roman Starchenko is hoping to suit up for his 600th career KHL game (currently at 599).

19:10: Dinamo Minsk (6-12-6) vs. Torpedo (14-12-1)

About the game

Dinamo Minsk is playing the 1st of three straight home games.

Torpedo is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.

Dinamo Minsk is entering this contest on a league high 11-game losing streak.

Torpedo is entering this contest having lost its last contest.

Torpedo has beaten Dinamo Minsk twice this season, 6-0 and 4-3 in OT.

Injury list

Dinamo Minsk: Sergei Kostitsyn, Teemu Pulkkinen, Stefan Elliott

Torpedo: Georgi Misharin, Paul Szczechura

Suspensions

Dinamo Minsk: Oleg Yevenko will miss this game while serving the first of a 3-game suspension

Milestone alert

Forward Yevgeni Kovyrshin is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL point (currently at 399).

19:30: Ak Bars (19-5-1) vs. Avangard (13-6-4)

About the game

Ak Bars is playing the 1st of two straight home games.

Avangard is playing the 1st of three straight road games.

Ak Bars is coming into this game having won its last game.

Avangard is coming into this contest having won its last 2 games.

Bilyalov has played an outstanding 222:54 straight minutes of shutout hockey. The club record is 224:40, racked up by Stanislav Galimov in the 2008-09 season. The KHL season record is 242:34 straight minutes of shutout hockey and is held by Vasily Koshechkin.

Injury list

Ak Bars: Vladimir Tkachyov, Dmitri Voronkov, Artyom Lukoyanov

Avangard: Artyom Manukyan, Alexei Yemelin, Denis Zernov, Maxim Chudinov

Milestone alert

Forward Emil Galimov is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game (currently at 399).

Defensemen Alexei Bondarev and Nikita Pivtsakin are each hoping to collect their 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).

Forward Andrei Stas is hoping to suit up for his 600th career KHL game (currently at 599).

19:30: Dynamo Moscow (14-8-3) vs Neftekhimik (14-10-3)

About the game

Dynamo Moscow is playing the 1st of three straight home games.

Neftekhimik is playing the 1st of two straight road games.

Dynamo Moscow is coming into this game having lost its last contest.

Neftekhimik is coming into this game on a 9-game winning streak.

With a win today, Neftekhimik would set a new club record for wins in row.

Tarasov has points in 6 straight games, going 5-5-10 over that span.

Yashkin has points in 6 straight games, going 4-8-12 over that span.

Shipachyov has points in 7 straight games, going 2-8-10 over that span.

Shiksatdarov has points in 3 straight games.

Injury list

Dynamo Moscow: Mikhail Grigoriev

Neftekhimik: Rafael Bikmullin

Milestone alert

Forward Alexander Chernikov will be looking to score his 200th career regular season KHL goal (currently at 199).

19:30: CSKA (19-5-1) vs. Spartak Moscow (13-9-4)

About the game

CSKA is playing the 1st of three straight home games.

Spartak Moscow is playing the 1st of three straight road games.

CSKA is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

Spartak Moscow is also coming into this contest fresh off a loss.

CSKA defeated Spartak Moscow earlier this season by a score of 9-3.

Spartak Moscow has lost its last 14 games against CSKA. The last time Spartak Moscow defeated CSKA on the road was September 5th, 2012, by a score of 1-0.

Sorokin has played 87:40 straight minutes without allowing a goal against.

Kaprizov has points in 3 straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.

Grigorenko has points in 3 straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.

Injury list

Spartak Moscow: Yevgeni Kulik, Alexei Grishin

Milestone alert

Goaltender Julius Hudacek is hoping to gain his 50th career KHL victory (currently at 49).

Forward Anatoli Nikontsev is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99) while hoping to suit up for his 500th career regular season KHL game (currently at 499).

20:30: Dinamo Riga (8-16-1) vs Salavat (14-8-3)

About the game

Dinamo Riga is playing the 1st of five straight home games.

Salavat is playing the 1st of four straight road games.

Dinamo Riga is coming into this game on a 4-game losing streak.

Salavat is coming into this game having won its last contest.

Dinamo Riga last defeated Salavat on home ice on October 21st, 2014, by a score of 2-1.

Kugryshev has points in 4 straight games, going 2-5-7 over that span.

Both Omark and Hartikainen (each currently at 296) can soon tie Alexander Radulov’s club record for points in the KHL (currently at 299).

Milestone alert

Defenseman Kristaps Sotnieks is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).

Defenseman Yevgeni Lisovets is looking to suit up for his 300th career KHL game (currently at 299).

Goaltender Juha Metsola is looking to gain his 100th career KHL victory (currently at 99).

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