Will Metallurg ends its losing streak?
Magnitka didn’t have the start of the season Ilya Vorobyov was expecting – the Southern Urals franchise only won once in its first four games, and a home game against Spartak may be the best moment to break the series. The problem for them is that Spartak is in outstanding shape and is undefeated so far – and they will on the lookout to stretch the streak. Most recently, the Red-and-Whites came away from Magnitka with a victory.
On the other game of the night, Neftekhimik will seek its first win of the season when they host Dinamo Minsk. The Belarusian franchise had a much better start and will be on the front run to get to three wins.
15:00: Metallurg (1-1-2) vs Spartak (3-0-0)
About the game
Metallurg ends a three-game home series and is on a two-match losing streak.
Spartak starts a three-game road trip and won its previous three matches.
In the latest Spartak’s visit of Magnitogorsk, the Moscow side won for the first time in Magnitka (3:2)
Despite his team’s results, Metallurg’s defenseman Yegor Yakovlev is on a three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points over that span.
Spartak: Roman Starchenko.
17:30: Neftekhimik (0-2-1) vs Dinamo Minsk (2-1-0)
About the game
Neftekhimik starts a two-game home series and lost its previous three matches.
Dinamo Minsk starts a three-game road trip and lost to Salavat on Wednesday (2:4).
Neftekhimik’s forward Vyacheslav Leshchenko is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.
Neftekhimik’s forward Yegor Popov and Dinamo’s forwards Brandon Kozun and Cedric Paquette are on an identical three-game scoring streak, with 3 (1+2) points.