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Both Eastern Conference leader hit the ice today when Metallurg travels to Nizhny Novgorod and Traktor hosts Amur. Moreover, CSKA faces off with Lokomotiv. Seven games are on tap on a busy KHL matchday.

The KHL matchday starts in Kazakhstan, with Barys hosting Dynamo Moscow. The Blue-and-Whites are fresh off a win over Ak Bars Kazan and will want to start their road trip on a positive note. Plenty of action is going on today in the East, with both leaders hitting the ice trying to accumulate points. Metallurg moves to Nizhny Novgorod, while Traktor hosts Amur as both top sides lost their most recent game.

Things will be just as exciting in the West. CSKA will try to catch up with Jokerit hosting Lokomotiv, while HC Sochi continues its playoff purse hosting Sibir and seeking an almost incredible five-game winning streak. Seven games are scheduled for tonight, with also Avtomobilist hosting Spartak, and Kunlun Red Star welcoming Neftekhimik.

16:30: Barys (13-16-4, 10th E) vs Dynamo Moscow (23-11-0, 4th W)

About the game
Barys ends a four-game home series and lost to Vityaz on Saturday.

Dynamo Moscow starts a two-match road trip and defeated Ak Bars on Monday.

The Blue-and-Whites have already defeated Barys this season, and the Kazakh franchise lost its previous four home games to the Muscovites, with the latest win dated Oct 18, 2016.

Dynamo Moscow’s forward Stanislav Galiyev is on a six-game scoring streak, with 10 (4+6) points over that span.

Dynamo Moscow’s forward Oscar Lindberg is on a seven-game scoring streak, with nine assists.
Barys’ forward Curtis Valk is on an eight-game scoring streak, with 8 (2+6) points.

Barys’ forward Linden Vey is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.

Injury list

Barys: Eric Martinsson.

Dynamo Moscow: Mikhail Fisenko.

Milestone alert

Dynamo Moscow’s goalie Alexander Sharychenkov may reach 20 KHL shutouts.

His teammate, forward Alexander Petunin, lines up for his 200th career game.

17:00: Avtomobilist (14-15-5, 8th E) vs Spartak (18-14-3, 7th W)

About the game

Avtomobilist starts a three-game home series and lost to Sibir on Sunday.
Spartak starts a three-game road trip and lost to Lokomotiv on Monday.

Spartak’s goalie Alexei Krasikov is on a 63:35 shutout streak.

Spartak’s forward Jori Lehtera is on a five-game scoring streak, with 9 (3+6) points over that span.

Spartak’s defenseman Tim Heed is on a three-game scoring streak, with four assists.

Injury list

Avtomobilist: Stephane Da Costa, Alexei Makeyev, Denis Romantsev.

Spartak: Andrei Loktionov.

17:00: Traktor (25-8-3, 2nd E) vs Amur (13-17-5, 9th E)

About the game

Traktor starts a four-game home series and lost to Dinamo Minsk on Sunday.

Amur starts a five-game road trip and defeated Salavat Yulaev also on Sunday.

Traktor has defeated Amur twice this season (2:0, 5:4).

Injury list

Traktor: Tomas Hyka.

Amur: Gleb Koryagin.

Milestone alert

Traktor’s forward Alexei Byvaltsev may reach 100 career assists (currently at 99).

Amur’s forward Alexander Gorshkov lines up for his 400th KHL game tonight.

19:00: Torpedo (16-14-4, 9th W) vs Metallurg (27-6-1, 1st E)

About the game

Torpedo is in the middle of a three-game home series and defeated Vityaz on Monday.

Metallurg ends a three-game road trip and lost to CSKA on Tuesday.

Metallurg’s forward Andrei Chibisov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points over that span.

Metallurg’s forward Brendan Leipsic is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points.

Metallurg’s forward Semyon Koshelev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points.

Metallurg’s forward Anatoly Nikontsev is on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Injury list

Torpedo: Theodor Lennstrom, Yegor Martynov, Daniel Zaar.

Metallurg: Grigory Dronov, Mikhail Pashnin.

Milestone alert

Torpedo’s defenseman Yegor Martynov and Metallurg’s forward Anatoly Nikontsev may reach 100 KHL assists (currently at 99).

Metallurg’s defenseman Artyom Zemchyonok lines up for his 400th career game.

19:30: Kunlun Red Star (8-22-3, 11th E) vs Neftekhimik (15-14-5, 7th E)

About the game

Kunlun Red Star enters the third game of a four-match home series on a three-match losing streak.

Neftekhimik ends a two-match road trip and lost its previous couple of games.

This season, Neftekhimik had two wins over the Dragons (5:1, 4:2) and lost once (3:5).

Injury list
Kunlun Red Star: Denis Khlystov, Zach Yuen.

Neftekhimik: Alexei Puzanov.

19:30: HC Sochi (14-16-4, 10th W) vs Sibir (17-13-4, 6th E)

About the game

HC Sochi starts a two-game home series and is on a four-match winning streak.

Sibir starts a four-match road trip and won its previous couple of games.

HC Sochi has already defeated Sibir this season (2:1), and its goalie Magnus Hellberg is on a 138:29 shutout streak.

HC Sochi’s forward Nikita Tochitsky is on a three-game scoring series, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.

19:30: CSKA (23-10-2, 2nd W) vs Lokomotiv (18-11-6, 6th W)

About the game

CSKA enters the second straight and last home game of the series on a three-match winning streak.

Lokomotiv ends a three-game road trip fresh off a win over Spartak on Monday.

CSKA has already defeated Lokomotiv this season (3:1), and its forward Mikhail Grigorenko is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.

Lokomotiv’s goalie Daniil Isayev is on a 61:28 shutout streak.

Injury list

CSKA: Danil Yurtaikin.

Milestone alert

CSKA’s Sergei Plotnikov may reach 400 career points (currently at 398).

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