Avangard has no playoff worries and their game today against Dinamo Riga is little more than a formality. They’ll complete a 4-game homestand looking for their 4th straight victory while Riga has gone weeks without getting more than a point out of a game.
19:00: Avangard (32-11-11) vs Dinamo Riga (8-36-9)
About the game
Avangard is entering today’s contest on a 3-game winning streak.
Dinamo Riga is entering today’s contest on a 7-game losing streak.
Avangard is playing the 4th of four straight home games.
Dinamo Riga is on a 1-game road trip.
Avangard defeated Dinamo Riga earlier this season by a score of 2-1.
Dinamo last defeated Avangard in Omsk on November 12th, 2015, by a shootout score of 3-2.
Boucher has points in four straight games, going 3-2-5 over that span.
Indrasis has points in four straight games, going 2-4-6 over that span.
Avangard: Arseni Gritsyuk, Alexander Yaremchuk, Yegor Chinakhov, Jiri Sekac, Nail Yakupov, Maxim Chudinov
Dinamo Riga: Danila Larionovs, Stanislov Galimov
Forward Alexei Potapov hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
19:30: Jokerit (28-19-5) vs Severstal (28-22-4)
About the game
Jokerit is entering today’s contest fresh off a loss.
Severstal is also entering today’s contest fresh off a defeat.
Jokerit is playing the 1st of two straight home games.
Severstal is on a 1-game road trip.
Jokerit has defeated Severstal twice this season by scores of 5-2 and 4-3 in a shootout, but also lost once to them by a score of 5-2.
Grant has points in three straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.
Kodola has points in four straight games, going 2-5-7 over that span.
Jokerit: Jesse Joensuu, Anders Lindback, Peter Regin
Severstal: Artyom Gareyev, Vladislav Provolnev, Adam Liska, Mikhail Tikhonov, Yegor Chizhikov
Defenseman Shawn Lalonde is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL game (currently at 99).