Salavat Yulaev is always close to the top of the Eastern Conference’s standings and this year is no exception. However, HC Sochi is on fire recently, gaining points at a playoff pace and not fearing facing highly touted teams. It is impossible to predict who will get the upper hand and fireworks are to be expected in a tight game on a light KHL Tuesday.
About the game
Salavat Yulaev ends a three-game home series and defeated Admiral yesterday.
HC Sochi starts a two-game road trip and defeated Dinamo Minsk on Sunday.
Salavat Yulaev has already defeated Sochi this season (3:0).
HC Sochi: Yegor Babenko.
Salavat Yulaev’s forward Viktor Tikhonov may reach 250 career points (currently at 248).
His teammate, defenseman Viktor Antipin, may score his 200th KHL point (currently at 199).
Salavat Yulaev’s defenseman Philip Larsen lines up for his 400th KHL game – he’s the first Dane player to cross this mark.