Moscow (17:00 msk)
CSKA and Lokomotiv also have a nice history of postseason showdowns, with the Muscovites taking two series against the Motormen’s two. However, their last encounter was much different, with CSKA taking a first-round series with a sound 4-0 final score en route to their Gagarin Cup win.
16:30: Avangard vs Metallurg
2011. Second round. Metallurg defeated Avangard 4-3
2012. Second round. Avangard defeated Metallurg 4-1
2021. Second round. Avangard defeated Metallurg 4-2
2022. Second round. Metallurg defeated Avangard 4-3
About the game
Avangard defeated Metallurg thrice in this year’s regular season, with Magnitka taking one victory (5:1, 3:2, 4:3 ОТ – 4:7). In the first round, Avangard defeated Sibir (4-1), while Metallurg had the best over Avtomobilist (4-3),
Avangard’s forward Vladimir Tkachyov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (2+3) points over that span.
Avangard’s forward Reid Boucher is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
Avangard’s forward Sergei Telegin is also on a three-game scoring streak, with three assists.
Avangard’s forward Corban Knight is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (2+1) points.
Avangard: Stanislav Galimov.
Metallurg’s forward Denis Zernov may reach 200 points in the KHL (currently at 199).
Metallurg’s goalie Eddie Pasquale may line up for his 200th KHL game.
19:30: CSKA vs Lokomotiv
2017. Second round. Lokomotiv defeated CSKA 4-2
2021. Second round. CSKA defeated Lokomotiv 4-3
2022. First round. CSKA defeated Lokomotiv 4-0
About the game
The teams equally traded three wins each in this year’s regular season (3:2, 2:1 ОТ, 2:1 ОТ – 3:2 SO, 3:1, 4:1). In the first round, Lokomotiv defeated Vityaz (4-1), while CSKA had the best over Severstal (4-3).
Lokomotiv’s goalie Daniil Isayev is on a 78:06 shutout streak.
Lokomotiv’s forward Stepan Nikulin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.
CSKA: Danil Yurtaikin.
Lokomotiv: Yegor Averin.
CSKA’s forward Anton Slepyshev lines up for his 500th KHL game.
CSKA’s forward Vladislav Kamenev may reach 100 KHL points (currently at 99).
Lokomotiv’s defenseman Daniil Misyul lines up for his 200th KHL game.