For Sibir, it’s time to just play out the string as catching Avtomobilist is no longer an option, despite being 9th in the east. Sochi has long since been out of the playoff race, so a win today for Avtomobilist coupled with a regular loss for Barys could propel the Yekaterinburg boys ahead of the Kazakhs for sixth in the east.
14:00: Barys (30-20-6) vs Sibir (23-29-4)
About the game
Barys is entering today’s contest on a 2-game winning streak.
Sibir is entering today’s contest having lost its last game.
Barys is playing the 3rd of three straight home games.
Sibir is playing the 1st of four straight road games.
Sibir has defeated Barys twice this season, both times by scores of 3-1. They also lost to them once by a score of 3-2. This too should be a real close one.
This is the final home game of the regular season for Barys.
Varone has points in four straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.
Barys: Viktor Svedberg, Leonid Metalnikov, Joni Ortio
Sibir: Eric O’Dell
Forward Viktor Komarov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
15:00: Avtomobilist (28-20-8) vs Sochi (14-34-8)
About the game
Avtomobilist is entering today’s contest on a 2-game losing streak.
Sochi is entering today’s contest on a 3-game losing streak.
Avtomobilist is on a 1-game homestand.
Sochi is playing the 2nd of three straight road games.
Avtomobilist: Sergei Shumakov
Defenseman Maxim Berezin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward Nikita Tochitsky is also hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).