KHL Game Day Preview | September 9, 2022

SKA hosts Dynamo Moscow as the temperature is high already!

SKA had an excellent start of the season, with three straight wins and a dominant performance. However, the Blue-and-Whites also achieved three victories, so the stakes are high for both sides.

Another exciting game will see Salavat Yulaev and Traktor going at it in Ufa. Both teams had a hard start and are recovering, but tonight, only one team can prevail.

The temperature won’t be any lower in Novosibirsk. Sibir hosts Kunlun Red Star after the two teams collided on Tuesday – with Sibir escaping from Mytischi with a SO win. Emotions were through the roof in the Moscow Region, and three players are watching the game from the stands as they will serve a one-game disqualification after Tuesday’s hot confrontation.

If SKA and Dynamo Moscow’s powerful starts weren’t a surprise, Vityaz’s performance certainly is. The Moscow Region franchise won its previous three games and hosts Lokomotiv tonight. Will Vityaz go on with its ride? 

A showdown between HC Sochi and Barys closes the KHL matchday. One of the two contestant will get its first win of the season.

15:30: Sibir (2-1-0) vs Kunlun Red Star (1-1-1)

About the game

Sibir starts a three-game home series fresh off a win over the Dragons on Tuesday (2:1 SO).

Kunlun starts a three-match road trip and is on a two-game losing streak. 


Sibir’s forwards Evgeny Chesalin and Daniil Golubev, as well as Kunlun Red Star’s forward Gareth Hunt serve a one-match ban.

17:00: Salavat Yulaev (1-1-1) vs Traktor (1-2-0) 

About the game

Salavat Yulaev starts a two-game home series fresh off a road win over Dinamo Minsk (4:2).

Traktor starts a three-game road trip and defeated Avtomobilist on Tuesday (4:3 OT).

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Alexander Kadeikin is on a three-game scoring list, with 5 (1+4) points over that span.

Injury list

Salavat Yulaev: Josh Ho-Sang.

Traktor: Sergei Telegin.

Milestone alert

Salavat Yulaev’s Stepan Sannikov may reach 200 KHL points (currently at 198).

His teammate, forward Stanislav Bocharov, may score his 100th goal (currently at 98).

Salavat Yulaev’s goalie Ilya Ezhov seeks his 100th career shutout.

Traktor’s Sergei Kalinin may reach 100 career assists (currently at 99).

19:00: Vityaz (3-0-0) vs Lokomotiv (2-1-0)

About the game

Vityaz is at its fourth of a five-game home series and won its previous three matches.

Lokomotiv plays its lone road match of the series and is on a two-game winning streak.

Vityaz’s goalie Dmitry Shikin is on a 90:53 shutout streak.

Lokomotiv’s defenseman Andrei Sergeyev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (0+4) points over that span.

Lokomotiv’s forward Maxim Shalunov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Injury list

Lokomotiv: Alexei Marchenko.

Milestone alert

Lokomotiv’s forward Yegor Averin may reach 300 KHL points (currently at 297).

19:00: SKA (3-0-0) vs Dynamo Moscow (3-0-0) 

About the game

SKA ends a four-match home series and won its previous three games.

Dynamo Moscow also ins on a three-game winning streak, and is in the middle of a three-match road trip.

SKA’s newly acquired defenseman Alexander Nikishin is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (0+4) points over that span.

Injury list

SKA: Danila Moiseyev, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoy.

Dynamo Moscow: Bogdan Yakimov.

19:30: Severstal (2-1-0) vs CSKA (2-1-0) 

About the game

Severstal starts a three-game home series fresh off a win over Metallurg on Tuesday (4:3 OT).

CSKA starts a two-match road trip and lost to Ak Bars on Monday (1:5).

Severstal’s forward Kirill Pilipenko has five assists in his latest three games, while Igor Geraskin has four. Their teammate Daniil Vovchenko has scored a goal in the same span.

Severstal’s defenseman Robin Press and CSKA’s forward Pavel Karnaukhov are also on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.

Milestone alert

CSKA’s Mikhail Grigorenko may net his 100th KHL goal tonight (currently at 98).

19:30: HC Sochi (0-3-0) vs Barys (0-2-1) 

About the game

HC Sochi ends a four-game home series and is on a three-match losing streak.

Barys is also seeking its first victory after losing its previous three games, and ends tonight a four-match road trip.


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