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The Cherepovets side is in a hot shape and faces Metallurg who just lost to Lokomotiv, interrupting another long winning streak. Another three games are on tap on this KHL Saturday.

Severstal and Metallurg were on an identical seven-win streak on Thursday, but Magnitka lost to a very determined Lokomotiv to interrupt its streak. In the meantime, Severstal defeated Avtomobilist keeping its streak alive despite the first double of the season for Avto's Shane Prince. Vladislav Podyapolsky played his first game of the season and celebrated with a 37-save performance and an assist in the Steelers' 3:2 home victory.

In the East, Avtomobilist will seek revenge, moving to Kazan. Ak Bars was shut out by Sibir on Thursday, and they will certainly want to rehabilitate and praise the fans after a bad performance.

In the Moscow Region, Spartak hosts Dinamo Minsk after a huge away win over SKA on Thursday, thanks to a beautiful combination courtesy of Andrei Loktionov and Alex Khokhlachyov. An evening showdown between Kunlun Red Star and Sibir completes the KHL matchday.

17:00: Ak Bars (15-8-4) vs Avtomobilist (12-10-5)

About the game
Ak Bars enters the final match of a three-game home series after losing to Sibir on Thursday.
Avtomobilist ends a three-game road trip and lost its previous couple of matches.
Ak Bars already defeated Avtomobilist this season (3:2).

Injury list
Ak Bars: Nikolai Kovalenko, Par Lindholm.
Avtomobilist: Sergei Zborovsky.

Milestone alert
Ak Bars' defenseman Kirill Adamchuk lines up for his 100th KHL game tonight.
Ak Bars' goalie Igor Bobkov may record his 30th career shutout, while his teammate Timur Bilyalov may reach 20.
Ak Bars' forward Dmitry Kagarlitsky may break the 150-goal mark, being currently at 149.
Avtomobilist's forward Stanislav Bocharov may reach 200 KHL points (currently at 198).
His teammate Ryan Spooner may break the 100-point barrier (currently at 99).

17:00: Severstal (15-8-2) vs Metallurg (23-3-0)

About the game
Severstal ends a four-game home series and is on a fantastic streak of eight wins in a row.
Metallurg is at the third match of a four-game road trip and lost to Lokomotiv on Thursday.
Severstal lost its last four home games to Metallurg, with the most recent win dated Aug 25, 2016 (3:2 SO).

Injury list
Severstal: Makar Khabarov, Ilya Khokhlov, Yegor Morozov.
Metallurg: Grigory Dronov, Yaroslav Khabarov.

17:00: Spartak (14-11-1) vs Dinamo Minsk (14-9-2)

About the game
Spartak starts a four-game home series fresh off a win over SKA on Thursday.
Dinamo Minsk ends a two-match road trip and lost its previous three games.
Spartak already defeated Dinamo Minsk this season (2:1 OT).

Injury list
Dinamo Minsk: Mario Kempe, Lukas Krejcik.

19:30: Kunlun Red Star (7-16-2) vs Sibir (10-12-3)

About the game
Kunlun Red Star plays its lone home match of the series and is on a two-game winning streak.
Sibir is in the middle of a three-game road trip and defated Ak Bars on Thursday.
Sibir already defeated Kunlun this season (1:0).

Injury list
Kunlun Red Star: Colin Joe.
Sibir: Nikita Komarov, Trevor Murphy, Alexei Yakovlev.

Milestone alert

Kunlun Red Star's defenseman Denis Osipov lines up for his 400th KHL game tonight.

His teammate, goalie Alexander Lazushin may play his 300th career game.

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