In the meantime, the Kazakhs travel to the Moscow Region to face Vityaz. Barys is on a three-game winning streak, and they have an excellent chance to make it four in a row and cement its position on the right side of the playoff line.
Finally, SKA hosts HC Sochi in a home match trying to return to victory after losing to Ak Bars on a tight battle on Tuesday.
About the game
Avtomobilist starts a four-game home series on a six-match losing streak.
Severstal, who has already defeated Avtomobilist this season (3:2), enters the second of a five-game road trip on a three-match winning streak.
Severstal’s defenseman Ilya Khokhlov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.
Severstal’s forward Nikita Guslistov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 6 (3+3) points.
Avtomobilist: Georgy Belousov, Vasily Filyayev, Artyom Gareyev, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Maxim Rasseikin, Dmitry Zhukenov.
Severstal: Dmitry Moiseyev, Viktor Tikhonov.
About the game
SKA ends a four-game home series and lost to Ak Bars on Tuesday.
HC Sochi ends a three-game road trip and lost to Severstal on Sunday.
SKA has already defeated HC Sochi this season (2:0), and won its previous four home games against HC Sochi, with the latest defeat dated Oct 11, 2017 (2:3 OT). Moreover, SKA can clinch a playoff spot in case of a win.
SKA’s forward Nikita Gusev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points over that span.
SKA: Stepan Falkovsky, Joonas Kemppainen.
HC Sochi: Yegor Babenko, Yaroslav Dyblenko.
SKA’s forward Artyom Galimov may score his 200th KHL point (currently at 199).
SKA’s defenseman Vasily Tokranov may reach 100 KHL assists (currently at 99).