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Jokerit travels to Ufa with the task of halting its two-game losing streak, while Dinamo Riga moves to Sochi as the Latvian side tries to gain points for its playoff push. Sibir vs Vityaz and Barys vs SKA complete the KHL matchday.

The Helsinki side had an incredible hot streak earlier in the season, but now it's down to two consecutive losses and a difficult trip to Ufa. However, the Jokers have enough talent to turn the situation and start another winning streak. Moreover, Ufa has historically suffered against Jokerit at home.

Dinamo Riga moves to the Black Sea shores as Pavel Zubov's men try to defeat HC Sochi again to climb up in the standings. The playoffs line is not far, but the Latvian side needs points to tighten the gap.

The KHL matchday is completed by two East vs West matchups when Sibir welcomes Vityaz and Barys hosts SKA.

15:30: Sibir (4-7-3) vs Vityaz (4-6-5)

About the game
Sibir enters the third of a three-game home series after defeating Dinamo Riga on Wednesday.
Vityaz is on a four-game losing streak and plays the fourth of four away consecutive matches.
Vityaz's forward Daniel Audette is on a ten-game scoring streak, with 14 (8+6) points. Audette has a chance to break Vityaz's record, which he now shares with Gleb Klimenko (16 points in 10 games in 2008-2009).

Injury list
Sibir: Jyrki Jokipakka, Evgeny Chesalin
Vityaz: Ilya Arkalov, Igor Golovkov, Vyacheslav Leshchenko, Valtteri Kemilainen

Milestone alert
Sibir's goalie Harri Sateri may reach 100 wins tonight.
Vityaz's defenseman Viktor Antipin may reach the 200-point mark tonight, as he's currently at 198.
Vityaz's forward Fyodor Malykhin may score his 100th KHL goal tonight, currently sitting at 99.

16:30: Barys (5-7-2) vs SKA (10-3-1)

About the game
Barys enters tonight's game fresh off a win over Avangard on Wednesday and plays the central of a three-match home series.
SKA won three games in a row and starts a two-match road trip.
Barys' goalie Joni Ortio is on a 65:27 shutout streak.
SKA's Lars Johansson is on a 119:58 shutout streak.

Injury list
Barys: Joe Morrow

Milestone alert
SKA's Emil Galimov and Vasily Tokranov may reach 100 assists in the KHL tonight (currently at 99).

17:00: Salavat Yulaev (11-3-0) vs Jokerit (11-3-1)

About the game
Salavat starts a three-match home series fresh off a win over HC Sochi on Tuesday.
Jokerit lost its previous two matches and plays the final of a three-game road trip.
However, Salavat lost its previous five home games against Jokerit, with the latest victory dated Oct 24, 2015 (4:0).
Salavat Yulaev's goalie Juha Metsola is on a 99:59 shutout streak.

Injury list
Salavat Yulaev: Dinar Khafizullin
Jokerit: Henrik Haapala

19:30: HC Sochi (3-10-2) vs Dinamo Riga (5-8-2)

About the game
HC Sochi lost its previous six games and ends tonight a three-game home series.
Dinamo Riga lost to Sibir on Wednesday ends tonight a four-match road trip. The Latvian franchise already defeated HC Sochi this season (2:1).

Injury list
Dinamo Riga: Rudolf Cerveny, Frank Corrado

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