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The Latvian franchise hosts HC Sochi on Monday night as it tries to revert the trend after three straight losses. Another Dinamo side - the Minsk one - is also looking to return to victory hosting Amur. In Balashikha, Avangard welcomes Lokomotiv at its second game with a new coaching staff.

Dinamo Riga has improved its defense recently but will try to get its way to the opposition crease when HC Sochi moves to the Latvian capital. Sergei Zubov's men lost three matches in a row; the Black Sea franchise is at two. Therefore the fans will see the potential birth of a new positive series.

The showdown between Barys and Avtomobilist will open Monday's battles, while the Bisons host Amur after an OT loss to SKA and Avangard faces Lokomotiv. The motormen seek their first win with the new coaching staff led by former CSKA's bench boss Igor Nikitin.

Meanwhile, Severstal continues its playoff push hosting a cold Sibir side, while Traktor travels to Nizhny Novgorod seeking its third straight W. In the last game of the night, Vityaz faces SKA.

16:30: Barys (3-4-2) vs Avtomobilist (5-3-2)

About the game
Barys won its latest game and is at the third of three consecutive home games.
Avtomobilist lost to Traktor on Saturday and is at its first match of a three-game road trip.
Barys' forward Nikita Mikhailis is on an 8-game scoring streak, with 10 (3+7) points over that span.

Injury list
Avtomobilist: Ilya Ovchinnikov, Maxim Rasseikin

Milestone alert
Avtomobilist's Alexei Makeyev is looking for his 250th KHL career point (currently sitting at 249).
Avtomobilist's Stanislav Bocharov may hit the 100-assist mark tonight (currently 99).

19:00: Avangard (5-3-0) vs Lokomotiv (3-5-2)

About the game
Avangard enters tonight's game on a two-game winning streak and is at its first of two consecutive home matches.
Lokomotiv lost its latest three games and is entering a two-game road trip.
Avangard's netminder Vasili Demchenko is on a 75:11 shutout streak.
Hawks' forward Corban Knight is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.
His teammate Sergei Tolchinsky is on a five-game scoring streak, with 6 (2+4) points.

Injury list:
Avangard: Alexander Dergachyov, Yaroslav Kosov
Lokomotiv: Andre Petersson, Anton Sagadeyev

Milestone alert:
Avangard forward Nail Yakupov may score his 100th KHL career point (currently at 99).
Forward Francis Pare has a chance to break the 100-assist mark (currently at 99).
Lokomotiv forward Georgy Ivanov plays his 200th KHL game tonight.
Defenseman Maxim Osipov may score his 100th KHL career point tonight (currently at 99).

19:00: Severstal (4-4-1) vs (Sibir (2-5-2)

About the game
Severstal enters the conclusive home match of a three-game series with two wins in a row.
Sibir is at its second of four straight road games and lost its latest two games. Its forward Alexei Kruchinin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.

Injury list
Severstal: Vladislav Podyapolsky
Sibir: Jyrki Jokipakka, Evgeny Korotkov, Vadim Kudako, Evgeny Chesalin, Nikita Shashkov

Milestone alert
Harri Sateri only lacks a single win to reach the 100-wins mark.

19:00: Torpedo (4-5-1) vs Traktor (8-1-1)

About the game
Torpedo halted Dynamo Moscow's winning streak on Saturday and is at its third consecutive home game of three.
Traktor won its latest two games and is at its second road match of three.

Injury List
Torpedo: Andrei Belevich
Traktor: Alexei Potapov, Andrei Star

Milestone alert
Torpedo's forward Kirill Rasskazov is hunting his 100th career point (currently at 99). <
Traktor's D-man Evgeny Kulik plays his 400th KHL career game tonight.

19:10: Dinamo Minsk (4-4-1) vs Amur (2-7-1)

About the game
Dinamo Minsk enters its second of three consecutive home games on a two-match losing streak.
Amur is at its fourth of four road games and lost on Saturday against Vityaz.

Injury list
Dinamo Minsk: Artyom Demkov
Amur: Dmitri Arkhipov, Patrik Bartosak, Vladimir Galuzin, Nikita Pivtsakin

Milestone alert
Dinamo Minsk's forward Kirill Voronin plays his 300th KHL game tonight.

19:30: Vityaz (3-3-4) vs SKA (7-3-0)

About the game
Vityaz is at its second of three away games and enters the game on a two-match winning streak.
SKA, in the final game of a two-match series, defeated Dinamo Minsk on Saturday.
The most recent Vityaz home win over SKA dates back to 01.15.2009 (5-4).
Vityaz's forward Daniel Audette is on a 5-game scoring streak, with 7 (4+3) points over that span.
SKA's forward Anton Burdasov is also on a 5-match scoring streak, with 8 (5-3) points.

Injury list
Vityaz: Igor Golovkov

Milestone alert
Vityaz D-man Viktor Antipin may score his 200th career point tonight - he's currently sitting at 198.
Forward Fyodor Malykhin may net his 100th career goal (currently at 99).
SKA forward Emil Galimov and defenseman Vasily Tokranov may hit the 100-assist mark (both currently at 99).

19:30: Dinamo Riga (3-6-1) vs HC Sochi (3-6-2)

About the game
Dinamo Riga lost its previous three games and starts tonight a two-match home series. Moreover, the Latvian franchise never defeated HC Sochi at the Arena Riga.
HC Sochi lost its first two of a three-match road trip.
Dinamo Riga's Nikolajs Jelisejevs is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.

Injury list
Dinamo Riga: Kristaps Zile, Frank Corrado, Roberts Mamcics, Ernests Osenieks, Rudolf Cerveny.

Milestone alert
Dinamo Riga's forward Martins Karsums may reach 150 assists in his KHL career (currently sitting at 149).

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