On the opposite end of the spectrum is Kunlun, which continues its 3-game homestand hoping to end its abysmal 6-game losing streak. That sure won’t be easy against one of the KHL’s best in Salavat, which features three of the league’s hottest scorers in Finns Hartikainen, Manninen, and Granlund.
17:00: Kunlun (0-6-0) vs Salavat (5-2-0)
About the game
Kunlun is entering today’s game on a 6-game losing streak.
Salavat is heading into today’s game having just lost to Ak Bars.
Kunlun is playing the 2nd of three straight home games.
Salavat is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.
Granlund has points in three straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.
Hartikainen has points in five straight games, going 6-5-11 over that span.
Manninen has points in four straight games, going 1-5-6 over that span.
Salavat: Vladislav Kartayev, Philip Larsen
Forward Yegor Dugin is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game (currently at 399).
17:00: CSKA (5-0-1) vs Metallurg (5-1-0)
About the game
CSKA is entering today’s game on a 5-game winning streak.
Metallurg is heading into today’s game on a 2-game winning streak.
CSKA is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Metallurg is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Olkinuora has played 90 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
CSKA: Ivan Telegin
Metallurg: Nikolai Kulemin
Metallurg: Forward Sergei Plotnikov will miss this game while serving a 1-game suspension.
Defenseman Yegor Rykov is hoping to suit up for his 200th career KHL point (currently at 199).