19:00: Jokerit (18-9-3) vs Ak Bars (27-7-4)
About the game
Jokerit is entering today’s contest fresh off a defeat.
Ak Bars is entering today’s contest on a 5-game winning streak.
Jokerit is on a 1-game homestand.
Ak Bars is playing the 1st of three straight road games.
Although Jokerit is today’s home team, the game will take place in Kazan again for technical scheduling reasons. The boys from Helsinki will then begin a new road trip while already being on the road, so to speak.
Da Costa has points in five straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.
Savinainen has points in four straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.
Jokerit: Iiro Pakarinen, John Norman
Ak Bars: Justin Azevedo