- Avangard is coming into this contest fresh off a loss.
- Dinamo Minsk is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.
- Avangard defeated Dinamo Minsk this season by 2-1 SO score.
- Spooner has points in 6 straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.
Avangard: Alexei Emelin, Denis Zernov, Artyom Manukyan, Roman Manukhov, Alexander Sudnitsin, Maxim Chudinov.
Dinamo Minsk: Marc-Andre Gragnani, Sergei Kostitsyn, Stefan Elliott.
- Avangard players Taylor Back, Alexei Bondarev and Nikita Pivtsakin are hoping to collect their 100th KHL point (all at 99).
- Dinamo forward Alexander Pavlovich is set to play his 300th KHL regular season game (currently at 299).