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Raise your hand if you saw that coming! Avangard suffered the playoffs’ biggest away defeat in Game 3, getting thrashed 7-1. Some will say that if you’re going to lose, might as well lose big. But can the men from Omsk bounce back in the confines of their own building?

After losing five straight to Dynamo Moscow, regular and postseason included, SKA has now won three straight and is back home looking to put the nail in the coffin. Can the Muscovites somehow find their previous SKA-base mojo in time?

19:30: Avangard vs Metallurg

Series stand
Series is tied at 2-2.
Game 1: A 5-2 victory for Metallurg.
Game 2: A 2-1 OT win for Avangard.
Game 3: A 3-0 win for Avangard.
Game 4: A 7-1 victory for Metallurg.

About the game
Boucher has points in 13 straight games, going 10-7-17 over that span.
Plotnikov, Beck, Holm, and Mozyakin each had two points a piece in the 7-1 victory Wednesday.

Injury list
Avangard: Nail Yakupov, Maxim Chudinov
Metallurg: Bogdan Potekhin

Milestone alert
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk hoping to collect his 50th career KHL playoff point (currently at 49).
Forward Ilya Kablukov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Forward Semyon Koshelev is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL point (currently at 99).
Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to suit up for his 100th career KHL playoff game (currently at 99).

19:30: SKA vs Dynamo Moscow

Series stand
3-1 series lead for SKA.
Game 1: A 4-1 victory for Dynamo Moscow.
Game 2: A 1-0 victory for SKA.
Game 3: A 3-2 OT victory for SKA.
Game 4: A 3-1 victory for SKA.

About the game
Burdasov has points in four straight games, going 1-3-4 over that span.

Injury list
SKA: Marat Khusnutdinov

Milestone alert
Defenseman Vasili Tokranov is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Forward Dmitri Kagarlitsky is hoping to collect his 250th career KHL assist (currently at 249).

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