Making matters worse for the Helsinki group is not only Metallurg’s 10-game winning streak, but also the fact that a regulation victory today for Metallurg secures it a top 4 spot in the playoffs. There’ll be no lack of motivation.
This one should be a doozy if Jokerit comes in with the necessary desperation!
15:00: Metallurg (35-14-5) vs Jokerit (28-19-7)
About the game
Metallurg is entering today’s contest on a fantastic 10-game winning streak.
Jokerit is entering today’s contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Metallurg is playing the 4th of four straight home games.
Jokerit is on a 1-game road trip.
This is Jokerit’s final road game of the regular season.
Metallurg defeated Jokerit earlier this season by a convincing score of 5-1.
Holm has points in six straight games, going 1-5-6 over that span.
Pashnin has points in three straight games, going 2-1-3 over that span.
Rasmussen has points in four straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.
Metallurg: Bogdan Potekhin
Jokerit: Jesse Joensuu, Peter Regin