In other news, Dinamo Riga was supposed to suit up for action against Barys in Kazakhstan tonight, but the game has since been cancelled.
19:00: Neftekhimik (1-4-0) vs Avangard (5-0-1)
About the game
Neftekhimik is entering this contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Avangard is coming in having won its last game.
Neftekhimik is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.
Avangard is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Shiksatdarov has points in three straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.
Khokhlachev has points in four straight games, going 1-3-4 over that span.
Neftekhimik: Libor Hudacek
Avangard: Ville Pokka