Two games await KHL fans on Sunday, with the Motormen hosting CSKA first. Despite losing the most recent clash against Avangard, Avtomobilist is currently the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. CSKA, on the other hand, defeated Spartak on Thursday and is currently in second place in the West. The Armymen are at their second match in a five-game away series, and it won't be physically easy for them to face a deep team like Yekaterinburg.
Later today Spartak faces a hot Dinamo Riga, with the teams being in opposite directions: Spartak dropped the latest two games, while the Latvians won twice in a row last week. This game could be a change for the Muscovites, but it won't be easy for Boris Mironov's men as Dinamo Riga is in optimal shape.
About the game
Avtomobilist is coming into today's game having lost the latest contest and is at its second home game of four.
CSKA is lining up at the inaugural faceoff fresh off a win on Thursday, with today being its second of five straight away games.
Shane Prince is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.
Nikita Nesterov had points in his latest three games, producing 4 (1+3) points.
Matvei Guskov is on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.
Avtomobilist: Ilya Ovchinnikov, Maxim Rasseikin
CSKA: Pavel Karnaukhov, Bogdan Kiselevich, Andrei Svetlakov
About the game
Spartak is entering into today's game, the third of a four-match series, trying to revert a two-game losing streak.
Dinamo Riga is coming into today's contest after two wins in a row and starts a three-game road series.
Jori Lehtera is on a three-game assist streak, while Dmitri Kugryshev is looking to celebrate his 600th career KHL game.
Spartak: Maxim Tsyplakov
Dinamo Riga: Kristaps Zile, Roberts Mamcics