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The Jokers host Kunlun Red Star after losing to Avangard, while Dinamo Riga hosts the Hawks on a rare two-game winning streak. Five games in three countries are on tap today – all hosted by Western teams.

The Jokers suffered from a hard loss in their latest game, with an efficient Avangard taking the best of Jokerit in Helsinki. The Finn side will seek revenge tonight while hosting Kunlun Red Star. The Dragons are on a deep losing streak, and it will be hard for them to revert the trend while travelling to the Finnish capital.

After winning against Jokerit, the Hawks travel south to Riga. The Latvians won their previous two games, but it wasn’t still not enough to get out of the last place in the Western Conference. Severstal finally achieved a win after a long drought defeating Ak Bars in Kazan, and today they have an excellent chance to stretch the streak hosting Vityaz at home.

Moreover, CSKA hosts Dynamo for the fourth derby this season. For now, the Red Army is up 2:1 in the series, but the Blue-and-Whites will battle hard again to tie things up. A showdown between HC Sochi and Traktor closes the KHL matchday, with three countries involved and five games on tap.

19:00: Severstal (24-12-6, 6th W) vs Vityaz (12-19-11, 11th W)

About the game
Severstal starts a three-game home series fresh off a win over Ak Bars on Saturday.

Vityaz starts a two-game road trip and lost to Metallurg also on Saturday.

Severstal has already defeated Vityaz twice this season (2:1 SO, 3:1).

Injury list

Vityaz: Ivan Volodin, Alexander Yaremchuk.

19:30: HC Sochi (17-20-5, 10th W) vs Traktor (30-11-3, 2nd E)

About the game

HC Sochi plays its second of a five-game home streak and lost its previous couple of games.

Traktor starts a two-game road trip and is on a two-match winning streak.

HC Sochi lost its previous four home game to Traktor, with its most recent victory dated back to Nov 17, 2016 (2:1).

Traktor has already defeated HC Sochi this season (4:2).

HC Sochi’s forward Artyom Nikolayev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.

Injury list

HC Sochi: Yegor Babenko, Yegor Dyblenko.

Traktor: Alexei Byvaltsev, Sergei Kalinin.

Milestone alert

Traktor’s forward Vladimir Tkachyov may reach 250 KHL points (currently at 249).

19:30: CSKA (27-11-4, 3rd W) vs Dynamo Moscow (28-11-3, 2nd W)

About the game

CSKA plays its second of a six-game home series and defeated Dinamo Minsk on Sunday.

Dynamo Moscow starts a four-game road trip and won its previous couple of matches.

CSKA has defeated Dynamo twice this season (3:0, 3:2 OT) and lost once (2:3 SO).

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

Dynamo Moscow’s forward Dmitry Rashevsky is on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.

Dynamo Moscow’s forward Bogdan Yakimov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (3+1) points.

Dynamo Moscow’s defenseman Anton Belov had an assist in each of his previous three games.

Injury list

CSKA: Semyon Pankratov, Nikita Rtishchev, Anton Slepyshev, Danil Yurtaikin.

Dynamo Moscow: Mikhail Fisenko, Vladislav Yefremov.

Milestone alert

CSKA’s forward Sergei Plotnikov may line up for his 700th KHL game.

19:30: Jokerit (25-12-6, 4th W) vs Kunlun Red Star (9-27-7, 12th E)

About the game

Jokerit ends a four-game scoring streak and lost to Avangard on Monday.

Kunlun Red Star ends a two-match road trip and lost its previous nine games.

Jokerit has already defeated Kunlun this season (6:5).

Injury list

Jokerit: Henrik Haapala.

Kunlun Red Star: Zach Yuen.

Milestone alert

Jokerit’s defenseman Tommi Kivisto lines up for his 400th KHL game.

20:30: Dinamo Riga (13-20-8, 12th W) vs Avangard (25-15-2, 5th E)

About the game

Dinamo Riga ends a two-match home series and is on a two-game winning streak.

Avangard, who has already defeated Dinamo Riga this season (4:1), ends a two-game road trip and is on a three-win streak.

Avangard’s forward Nikolai Prokhorkin is on a four-game scoring streak, with 7 (5+2) points over that span.

Avangard’s forward Peter Cehlarik is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Avangard’s forward Arseny Gritsyuk is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points.

Injury list

Dinamo Riga: Nerijus Alisauskas, Daniels Berzins, Oskars Cibulskis, Alexander Protapovich, Kristaps Sotnieks.

Avangard: Yaroslav Kosov.

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