Elsewhere, Sochi looks to end a rugged 5-game losing streak against Vityaz, which has dropped two straight itself.
The games aren’t scheduled to overlap, so make sure you don’t miss any of today’s action!
15:00: Metallurg (26-14-5) vs Salavat (28-15-4)
About the game
Metallurg is entering today’s contest having won its last game.
Salavat is entering today’s contest on a 3-game winning streak.
Metallurg is playing the 1st of three straight home games.
Salavat is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Salavat has defeated Metallurg twice this season, namely by scores of 4-1 and 4-2, but has also lost to them once, 3-1.
Metallurg: Bogdan Potekhin
Salavat: Mikhail Vorobyov, Gleb Kuzmin
Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).
Forwards Andrej Nestrasil and Andrei Chibisov are hoping to collect their 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward is Sergei Mozyakin is hoping to collect his 500th career KHL assist (currently at 499).
Forward Vyacheslav Solodukhin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).
17:30: Sochi (12-28-6) vs Vityaz (21-21-3)
About the game
Sochi is entering today’s contest on a 5-game losing streak.
Vityaz is entering today’s contest on 2-game losing streak.
Sochi is playing the 1st of four straight home games.
Vityaz is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Vityaz has already defeated Sochi twice this season by scores of 4-3 in OT and 4-2, but also lost once by a score of 5-2.
Shmelyov has points in three straight games, going 3-1-4 over that span.
Tochitsky has points in three straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Vityaz: Yevgeni Katichev