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After losing to SKA in a tight game on Tuesday, Jokerit returns home to face another team in excellent shape - Metallurg. Both sides are high in the standings and will want to send a message to the rest of the league achieving a W against a highly-rated team.

The KHL matchday starts early with the first Far East derby of the season. Admiral for now leads in the series with 15 wins, but the Tigers won the latest two iterations.

Later in the afternoon, the Jokers face Metallurg in a highly-anticipated game that promises to be tense until the end.

Another four clashes complete the KHL gameday, with the other top match being the Moscow showdown between CSKA and Salavat Yulaev.

12:00: Amur (6-10-4) vs Admiral (4-10-5)

About the game
Amur starts a five-game home series and is on a three-match losing streak.
Admiral ends a four-match road trip and won in Yaroslavl on Tuesday.

Injury list
Amur: Patrik Bartosak, Gleb Koryagin, Gleb Zyryanov.
Admiral: Vladislav Kaletnik, Ivan Nalimov.

18:30: Jokerit (13-5-2) vs Metallurg (17-2-0)

About the game
Jokerit starts a two-match home series and lost to SKA on Tuesday.
Metallurg is in the middle of a three-match road trip and defeated Dinamo Riga on Tuesday.

Injury list
Jokerit: Henrik Haapala.

Milestone alert
Jokerit's forward Marko Anttila may reach 100 KHL points (currently at 99).
Metallurg's forward Maxim Karpov may reach 250 career points (currently at 249).
His teammate Vasily Koshechkin may get his 350th win tonight (currently at 349).

19:00: Neftekhimik (7-9-3) vs Dynamo Moscow (13-6-0)

About the game
Neftekhimik ends a two-match home series and defeated Amur on Tuesday.
Dynamo Moscow ends a five-game road trip and defeated Ak Bars on Tuesday.
Neftekhimik lost its previous five home games against Dynamo, with the most recent win dated Nov 25, 2013 (5:3).
Neftekhimik's forward Evgeny Mityakin is on a five-game scoring streak, with 6 (2+4) points over that span.
Dynamo Moscow's forward Dmitry Rashevsky is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points.
His teammate Andrei Pedan is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (0+4) assists.

Injury list
Neftekhimik: Timur Sharifyanov.
Dynamo Moscow: Artyom Fyodorov, Oscar Lindberg.

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

19:30: Vityaz (5-8-6) vs Spartak (10-9-0)

About the game
Vityaz ends a four-game home series and defeated Sibir on Monday.
Spartak plays his lone road game of the series and won against CSKA on Monday.
Vityaz lost its previous five home games against Spartak, with the most  recent win dated Oct 3, 2017. Spartak already defeated Vityaz earlier this season (3:2 OT).
Vityaz's forward Miro Aaltonen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points over that span.
His teammate Valtteri Kemilainen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 6 (2+4) points.

Injury list
Vityaz: Igor Golovkov

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.

19:30: SKA (13-4-3) vs Kunlun Red Star (5-12-2)

About the game
SKA ends a three-game home series and defeated Jokerit on Tuesday.
Kunlun plays its third of a four-match road trip and is on a four-game losing streak.
SKA's goalie Lars Johansson is on a 59:54 shutout streak.

Injury list
Kunlun Red Star: Colin Joe.

Milestone alert
SKA's defenseman Vasily Tokranov may reach the 100-assist mark in the KHL (currently at 99).
SKA's goalie Lars Johansson can achieve his 40th KHL shutout (currently at 39).
Kunlun Red Star's goalie Alexander Lazushin may line up for his 300th KHL game (currently at 299).

19:30: CSKA (12-7-1) vs Salavat Yulaev (14-4-2)

About the game
CSKA plays his lone home game of the series and lost to Spartak on Monday.
Salavat Yulaev ends a four-match road trip and is on a two-game winning streak.
CSKA's defenseman Nikita Nesterov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.
Salavat Yulaev's forward Markus Granlund is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points.
Salavat Yulaev's forward Sakari Manninen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.
Salavat Yulaev's forward Teemu Hartikainen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.

Milestone alert
CSKA's defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich may play his 600th KHL game tonight.

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