In other action, Metallurg will look to end its current 3-game losing streak against Neftekhimik, which enters today’s play with a very hot scorer in Pavel Poryadin. Should end up being quite a close match to follow!
17:00: Metallurg (16-10-4) vs Neftekhimik (9-19-0)
About the game
Metallurg is entering today’s game on a 3-game losing streak.
Neftekhimik is heading into today’s game fresh off a loss.
Metallurg is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
Neftekhimik is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.
The teams have faced off twice this season with a 4-1 win for Metallurg and a 4-3 win for Neftekhimik.
Volgin has points in three straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Poryadin has points in six straight games, going 4-4-8 over that span.
Kucheryavenko has points in three straight games, going 1-3-4 over that span.
Metallurg: Nikolai Kulemin, Artyom Zagidulin
Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
19:30: Kunlun (5-20-3) vs Sibir (13-14-3)
About the game
Kunlun is entering today’s contest on a horrible 9-game losing streak.
Sibir is entering today’s contest on a 4-game winning streak.
Kunlun is playing the 4th of five straight home games.
Sibir is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Sibir defeated Kunlun earlier this season by a score of 5-4.
Ruohomaa has points in four straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.
Puustinen has points in four straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Sibir: Eric O’Dell, Anton Krasotkin
Forward Vyacheslav Leshchenko is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).