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The Latvian franchise won its latest two games and earned a precious point in Sochi - Sergei Zubov's men are on the rise and in full playoff push mode. Will they be able to gain another two points as they face Vityaz? Avangard faces Sibir, and Severstal welcomes Neftekhimik in the remaining games of an exciting KHL Saturday.

Nikolajs Jelisejevs is playing his best hockey and is on a hot streak lately - will he score again as Dinamo Riga faces Vityaz trying to build further momentum? The Latvian franchise is seeking to break into playoff zone and it would be great for them to get another win to gain additional points.

In the meantime, Avangard is another team that is seeking to build further momentum after three wins in a row. Moreover, the Hawks have a long winning streak alive against Sibir in home matches.

In the final match of the KHL Saturday, one of Severstal and Neftekhimik will celebrate after halting a losing streak.

17:00: Avangard (9-7-0) vs Sibir (5-9-3)

About the game
Avangard ends a four-game home series and is on a three-match winning streak.

Sibir plays its third of four road games and lost its previous couple of matches.

Avangard won its previous five home games against Sibir.

Avangard's forward Corban Knight is on a 3-game scoring series, with 6 (3+3) points over that span.

Avangard's defenseman Oliwer Kaski is on a 3-game scoring streak, with 3 (0+3) points.

Injury list

Avangard: Peter Cehlarik, Maxim Goncharov

Sibir: Jyrki Jokipakka, Nikita Komarov

17:00: Severstal (7-8-2) vs Neftekhimik (6-9-2)

About the game

Severstal starts a three-game home series after a loss to Lokomotiv on Wednesday.

Neftekhimik ends a three-match road trip and had three losses in a row.

Neftekhimik's forward Evgeny Mityakin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Injury list

Neftekhimik: Timur Sharifyanov

Milestone alert

Neftekhimik's forward Dan Sexton may reach 300 career points (currently 299).

His teammate Libor Hudacek may break the 100-point mark (currently 99).

17:00: Vityaz (4-8-5) vs Dinamo Riga (7-8-3)

About the game

Vityaz is at its second of a four-game home series and is on a six-defeat streak.

Dinamo Riga plays its lone road game of the series and currently has two wins in a row.

Dinamo Riga's forward Nikolajs Jelisejevs is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points over that span.

Dinamo Riga's defenseman Oskars Cibulskis is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (0+3) points.

Injury list

Vityaz: Igor Golovkov

Dinamo Riga: Frank Corrado

Milestone alert

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.

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Severstal (Cherepovets) Severstal (Cherepovets)
Sibir (Novosibirsk Region) Sibir (Novosibirsk Region)
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