Earlier on in the day, Salavat will look to grab its next three points from Dinamo Riga.
17:00: Salavat (32-16-5) vs Dinamo Riga (8-35-8)
About the game
Salavat is entering today’s contest on a 3-game winning streak.
Dinamo Riga is entering today’s contest on a 5-game losing streak.
Salavat is playing the 1st of four straight home games.
Dinamo Riga is playing the 2nd of two straight road games.
Manninen has points in five straight games, going 3-4-7 over that span.
Lipon has points in six straight games, going 4-5-9 over that span.
Salavat: Mikhail Vorobyov, Gleb Kuzmin, Danil Bashkirov
Dinamo Riga: Danila Larionovs, Stanislov Galimov
Forward Vyacheslav Solodukhin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward Alexander Kadeykin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
19:30: SKA (31-13-8) vs Lokomotiv (33-15-5)
About the game
SKA is entering today’s contest fresh off a defeat.
Lokomotiv is entering today’s contest on a 2-game losing streak.
SKA is playing the 1st of four straight home games.
Lokomotiv is playing the 3rd of three straight road games.
Lokomotiv defeated SKA earlier this season by a score of 4-1, but also lost to the men from St. Petersburg by a score of 4-2.
Samonov has played 79:13 straight minutes of shutout hockey.
SKA: Artyom Shvets-Rogovoy, Stepan Starkov, Vasili Tokranov
Lokomotiv: Pavel Kudryavtsev
Forward Vladimir Tkachyov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).