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Minsk has the upper hand as it has defeated Vityaz twice this season, but the “knights” of Moscow are at a point where every victory is crucial. How will they present themselves today?

Amur welcomes Sibir, a team that isn’t actually all that welcome. A loss to the Siberians will end Amur’s shot at qualifying for the playoffs.

Elsewhere, Neftekhimik hosts Sochi in a contest featuring teams that are out of the playoff picture while Avangard heads home seeking revenge against a hot Lokomotiv.

10:00: Amur (18-28-4) vs Sibir (22-25-4)

About the game

Amur is entering today’s contest on a 3-game losing streak.

Sibir is entering today’s contest on a 2-game winning streak.

Amur is playing the 3rd of four straight home games.

Sibir is playing the 1st of two straight road games.

Sibir has defeated Amur twice this season, each time by scores of 3-2, one being first in overtime.

Injury list

Amur: Artyom Zhelezkov, Danil Faizullin

Sibir: Eric O’Dell, Anton Krasotkin

Milestone alert

Forward Hynek Zohorna is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).

17:00: Neftekhimik (16-34-0) vs Sochi (13-31-8)

About the game

Neftekhimik is entering this contest on a 2-game losing streak.

Sochi is coming into this contest on a 3-game losing streak.

Neftekhimik is on a 1-game homestand.

Sochi is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.

Sochi defeated Neftekhimik earlier this season by a score of 4-2.

Milestone alert

Forward Ansel Galimov is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game (currently at 399).

17:00: Avangard (29-11-11) vs Lokomotiv (33-13-5)

About the game

Avangard is entering today’s contest fresh off an overtime defeat.

Lokomotiv is also entering today’s contest on a 4-game winning streak.

Avangard is playing the 1st of four straight home games.

Lokomotiv is playing the 1st of four straight road games.

Lokomotiv defeated Avangard in their previous match-up by an OT score of 3-2.

Kayumov has points in five straight games, going 1-4-5 over that span.

Injury list

Avangard: Arseni Gritsyuk, Alexander Yaremchuk, Yegor Chinakhov, Jiri Sekac

Lokomotiv: Pavel Kudryavtsev

Milestone alert

Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).

Defenseman Denis Barantsev is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).

Forward Vladimir Tkachyov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).

17:10: Dinamo Minsk (27-20-3) vs Vityaz (24-22-4)

About the game

Dinamo Minsk is entering this contest on a 2-game losing streak.

Vityaz is coming into this contest having won its last game.

Dinamo Minsk is playing the 4th of four straight home games.

Vityaz is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.

Dinamo Minsk has defeated Vityaz twice this season by scores of 4-2 and 4-3 in OT.

Yezhov pitched a shutout in his last outing.

Bardakov has points in three straight games, going 3-0-3 over that span.

Injury list

Dinamo Minsk: Dmitri Buinitsky, Brandon Kozun, Ryan Spooner, Ilya Solovyov, Pavel Varfolomeyev

Vityaz: Ivan Larichev, Alexander Semin

Milestone alert

Defenseman Adam Almqvist is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).

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