Sochi is playing the 3rd of five straight home games.
CSKA is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Sochi is coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
CSKA is also coming into this contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Sochi has defeated CSKA just once ever in KHL play. That was in Moscow on January 4th, 2016, by a tight score of 2-1.
CSKA defeated Sochi earlier this season by a score of 2-1.
Proskuryakov has played 85:21 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
Johansson has played 67:09 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
Sochi: Vladislav Kaletnik, Nikita Shchitov, Damir Rakhimullin, Artyom Tomilin, Malte Stromwall, Dmitri Shikin
CSKA: Sergei Andronov
Forward Nikita Vyglazov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward Sergei Kalinin is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game (currently at 399).
Forward Anton Slepyshev is looking to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Dinamo Riga is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Barys is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Dinamo Riga is coming into this game fresh off a victory, which ended a 9-game losing streak.
Barys is coming into this game on a 2-game winning streak.
Dinamo Riga defeated Barys earlier this season by a close score of 4-3 in overtime.
The Latvians have lost their last 5 home games played against Barys. Their last victory over the Kazakhs was on November 13th, 2013, by an overtime score of 3-2.
Starchenko has points in 4 straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.
Dietz has points in 3 straight games, going 0-4-4 over that span.
Dinamo Riga: Kristaps Zile
Barys: Iiro Pakarinen, Viktor Svedberg