In Kazakhstan, Barys will host Dinamo Riga, which hasn’t escaped last season’s doldrums. Not a team in the league has as long a way to go to get back into the playoff race. Can the Latvians start chipping away at that goal in this duel?
16:30: Barys (7-6-3) vs Dinamo Riga (2-11-3)
About the game
Barys is entering today’s game having won its last game.
Dinamo Riga is heading into today’s game on an 8-game losing streak.
Barys is playing the 2nd of two straight home games.
Dinamo Riga is playing the 4th of four straight road games.
Barys defeated Dinamo Riga earlier this season by a score of 3-2.
Barys: Henrik Karlsson, Alexei Maklyukov
Dinamo Riga: Stanislav Galimov, Lauris Darzins, Martins Dzierkals, Miks Indrasis, Konstantin Komarek, Mathew Maione, Roberts Mamcics, Jordan Murray, Ilya Proskuryakov, Gennadi Stolyarov, Matt White, Pavel Chernov, Janis Jaks
Forward Linus Videll is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
19:30: Sochi (6-12-3) vs Jokerit (10-5-1)
About the game
Sochi is entering this contest having dropped its last game.
Jokerit is also coming into this game having lost its last contest.
Sochi is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
Jokerit is playing the 2nd of four straight road games.
Jokerit defeated Sochi earlier this season by a score of 5-2.
O’Neill has points in five straight games, going 1-7-8 over that span.
Sochi: Linus Johansson, Pavel Kukshtel, Kirill Petkov, Konstantin Klimontov
Jokerit: Marko Anttila, Henri Ikonen, Jesse Joensuu, Mikko Lehtonen, Anders Lindback, Saku Maenalenen, John Norman, Iiro Pakarinen, Eeli Tolvanen
Forward Peter Regin is hoping to collect his 200th career KHL point (currently at 199).
Forward Daniil Apalkov is hoping to collect his 200th career KHL point (currently at 199).