Moscow (17:00 msk)
However, they will have to win sooner or later, and maybe tonight they will be able to return to celebrate. Naturally, Ak Bars will be against all this – the Tatarstan franchise is not having its best season either, but they are getting some pace of late, and the return of Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, for now only as an assistant, is starting being noticed on the team’s play and results.
17:00: HC Sochi (5-29-7, 11th W) vs Ak Bars (20-15-7, 7th E)
About the game
HC Sochi enters the second of a four-game home series on a 13-match losing streak.
Ak Bars, who has already defeated Sochi this season (6:2), ends a three-game road trip after recording a victory over Vityaz on Friday (4:3).
HC Sochi: Mikhail Berdin, Fyodor Kroshchinsky, Joe Morrow.
Ak Bars: Mikhail Glukhov.
Ak Bars’ forward Vadim Shipachyov may become the second player in history to reach 850 points after Sergei Mozyakin (currently at 846).