The Karjala Cup is undergoing in Helsinki, but the Kontinental Hockey League returns with one game on Saturday between Avangard and Kunlun Red Stars. The Hawks are currently on a disappointing fifth place in the East - the Gagarin Cup reigning champion was most likely hoping for more at this point before the season. The Dragons, on their hand, are also having a disappointing 2021-2022 campaign and are now sitting in the East's last place.
Both teams will play hard for points in a heated battle in the Moscow Region this Saturday.
About the game
Avangard is in the middle of a three-game home series and lost to Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.
Kunlun Red Star plays its lone away game of the series and lost to Sibir on Saturday.
Avangard: Arseny Gritsyuk, Ivan Telegin, Sergei Tolchinsky.
Kunlun: Colin Joe.
Avangard's goalie Simon Hrubec may play his 100th KHL game tonight.
Kunlun's netminder Alexander Lazushin may line up for his 300th career game.