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The Jokers face Dinamo Minsk for the second time of the season trying to revert the trend after a couple of losses. In the meantime, Dinamo Riga faces Vityaz to leave the basement.

The KHL matchday starts early in the Eastern Conference, with Amur hosting Neftekhimik after a loss to Admiral in the third Far East derby of the season. The Tigers are tied with Nizhnekamsk in the standings as both teams are still in playoff consideration.

The action then moves to the Western Conference. Dinamo Riga travels to the Moscow Region trying to leave the last spot in the West standings. Then, emotions and dramas are guaranteed when SKA and CSKA face-off for the third time in the season. The St. Petersburg Army Men lost both previous encounters – they won’t like to get to three without fiercely fighting.

The KHL matchday ends with Spartak welcoming Salavat Yulaev as the Red-and-Whites try to enlarge the gap over Dinamo Minsk and Torpedo for a Western Conference playoff spot.

12:00: Amur (16-20-5, 10th E) vs Neftekhimik (16-18-5, 9th E)

About the game
Amur plays the second of a five-game home series and is on a two-match losing streak.

Neftekhimik plays its third of a seven-game road trip and defeated Barys right before the EHT pause.

Neftekhimik has already defeated Amur this season (3:2 SO).

Injury list

Amur: Michal Jordan, Gleb Koryagin.

Neftekhimik: Alexei Puzanov.

Milestone alert

Amur’s defenseman Sergei Tereshchenko may reach 100 KHL points (currently at 99).

19:30: Vityaz (11-18-10, 11th W) vs Dinamo Riga (11-20-8, 12th W)

About the game

Vityaz starts a three-game home series and won its previous couple of matches.

Dinamo Riga plays its lone road game of the series and is on a five-match losing streak.

Both teams have already defeated each other this season (3:2 OT, 3:4 OT).

Vityaz’s forward Mikhail Smolin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.

Injury list

Vityaz: Alexander Yaremchuk.

Dinamo Riga: Nerijus Alisauskas, Oskars Cibulskis, Alexander Protapovich.

19:30: SKA (25-9-6, 1st W) vs CSKA (26-11-3, 2nd W)

About the game

SKA ends a three-game home series and defeated Spartak on Monday.

CSKA ends a three-game road trip and defeated Jokerit also on Monday.

The Red Army has defeated SKA twice this season (4:0, 3:1).

SKA’s forward Andrei Kuzmenko is on a three-game scoring streak, with 7 (2+5) points over that span.

His teammate Kirill Marchenko is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.

Injury list

SKA: Stepan Falkovsky, Vasily Tokranov.

CSKA: Alexander Popov, Anton Slepyshev, Danil Yurtaikin.

19:30: Spartak (21-17-3, 8th W) vs Salavat Yulaev (25-12-3, 3rd E)

About the game

Spartak plays its lone home game of the series and lost to SKA on Monday.

Salavat Yulaev, who has already defeated Spartak this season (2:1) ends a three-game road trip and is on a four-match winning streak.

Spartak’s defenseman Tim Heed and Salavat Yulaev’s forward Viktor Tikhonov are on an identical four-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Markus Granlund is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Sakari Manninen is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points.

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Nikolai Kulemin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.

Injury list

Spartak: Dmitry Kugryshev, Andrei Loktionov.

Suspensions

Salavat Yulaev’s Pyotr Khokhryakov serves his second game of a five-match ban.

Milestone alert

Spartak’s defenseman Jakub Jerabek plays his 200th KHL game tonight.

19:30: Jokerit (24-11-6, 4th W) vs Dinamo Minsk (19-14-7, 8th W)

About the game

Jokerit enters the second of a four-match home series on a three-game losing streak.

Dinamo Minsk is at its second of a four-match road trip and is on a two-game winning streak.

The Belarussian side has already defeated Jokerit this season (5:3).

Dinamo Minsk’s forward Mattias Tedenby is on a four-game scoring streak, with 6 (3+3) points over that span.

His teammate, forward Roman Gorbunov, netted a goal in each of his previous three matches.

Injury list

Jokerit: Hannes Bjorninen, Alex Grant, Henrik Haapala, Julius Junttila, Brian O’Neill.

Milestone alert

Dinamo Minsk’s forward Taylor Beck may reach 200 career points (currently at 199).

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