The action then moves to the west, with Torpedo hosting Dinamo Minsk. The Belarusian franchise had a good showing of late, gathering two straight wins and climbing up above the playoffs line. However, Torpedo has won five straight games, and after clinching a playoffs spot, they will want to keep on winning to look most of the Western teams from up above.
10:00: Amur (27-24-7, 8th E) vs Avangard (33-19-6, 4th E)
About the game
Amur ends a four-game home series and won its previous couple of matches.
Avangard ends a four-game road trip and lost to Amur on yesterday (2:3 SO).
Avangard has defeated Amur twice this season (4:1, 3:1), and lost once (2:3 SO).
Avangard: Stanislav Galimov, Nail Yakupov.
Amur’s forward Igor Rudenkov may reach 300 KHL games.
17:00: Torpedo (38-16-4, 2nd W) vs Dinamo Minsk (24-22-13, 7th W)
About the game
Torpedo is in the middle of a three-game home series and won its previous five matches.
Dinamo Minsk plays the lone road game of the series and won its previous couple of matches.
Torpedo has defeated Dinamo three times this season (5:2, 3:2, 3:2 SO) and lost once (2:3 OT).
Torpedo’s forward Alexei Kruchinin had at least an assist in each of his previous three games, totaling four helpers.
Torpedo’s forward Nikolai Kovalenko is on a four-game scoring streak, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.
Dinamo Minsk’s forward Brandon Kozun is also on a four-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
Dinamo Minsk’s forward Roman Gorbunov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points.
Torpedo: Kenny Agostino, Vasily Atanasov, Igor Larionov, Dennis Yan.