Yaroslavl (19:30 msk)
The action shifts to Novosibirsk for another exciting matchup between the local team, Sibir, and Ak Bars. Sibir is currently on a three-game winning streak and has already proven their ability to defeat the Kazan squad. They are also near the top of their Conference, and a win would help them move even closer to the top spot.
The KHL playoffs are fast approaching, and tonight's lineup features just two exciting matchups. With most teams having already played more than two-thirds of the regular season, every game is crucial as they compete for a spot in the elimination round.
12:30: Admiral (25-18-5, 6th E) vs Barys (22-23-4, 8th E)
About the game
Admiral ends a five-game home series and lost its previous three matches.
Barys ends a four-game road trip and defeated Admiral yesterday (1:5).
Admiral has defeated Barys once this season (4:1), but lost twice (1:3, 1:5).
Admiral: Michal Kristof, Yegor Rykov.
Barys: Nelson Nogier, Yegor Shalapov.
Barys’ defenseman Yury Sergiyenko may line up for his 300th KHL game, while his teammate, defenseman Samat Daniyar, may reach 100.
15:30: Sibir (29-17-3, 3rd E) vs Ak Bars (24-16-7, 7th E)
About the game
Sibir, who has already defeated Ak Bars this season twice (4:2, 6:3), ends a five-game home series coming out of a three-match winning streak.
Ak Bars starts a two-game road trip also on a three-match winning streak.
Ak Bars’ forward Kirill Semyonov had an assist in each of his previous three games.
Ak Bars’ defenseman Vyacheslav Voynov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.
Sibir: Vyacheslav Litovchenko.
Sibir’s forward Valentin Pyanov may reach 100 KHL assists (currently at 99).