KHL Game Day Preview | September 17, 2022

Magnitka visits Khabarovsk again trying to stretch its winning streak!

The KHL matchday starts early on the Far East, with two revenge matches after Admiral and Amur have already hosted Salavat Yulaev and Metallurg, respectively, on Thursday. Two days ago, Admiral defeated the Ufa side, while Magnitka prevailed over the Tigers. What will happen today? Will Salavat Yulaev disrupt Admiral’s winning streak or, once again, will fail to produce enough in the offensive zone?

Magnitka had an excellent showing in Khabarovsk, including a shutout by Eddie Pasquale coronated by a fantastic save on Belarus’ Evgeny Oksentyuk – it won’t be easy for Amur to break the opposition defense and find the back of the net.

An evening showdown between Lokomotiv and Vityaz closes the day – the Moscow Region franchise has already defeated Loko early this season, will they defeat the Railwaymen again and return to taste the victory’s flavor?

10:00: Admiral (3-2-1, 4th E) vs Salavat Yulaev (2-3-1, 7th E)

About the game

Admiral is in the middle of a five-game home series and is on a two-match winning streak, including defeating Salavat Yulaev on Thursday (2:0).

Salavat Yulaev enters the second of a two-match road trip on a two-game losing streak.

Admiral’s goalie Nikita Serebryakov is on a 60:55 shutout streak.

Admiral’s captain, defenseman Libor Sulak, is on a three-game scoring streak, with 6 (2+4) points over that span.

Admiral’s forward Alexander Gorshkov is on a five-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points.

Injury list

Admiral: Yury Pautov, Yegor Rykov, Gleb Zyryanov.

Salavat Yulaev: Josh Ho-Sang.

Milestone alert

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Sergei Shmelyov lines up for his 500th KHL game, and may celebrate with his 100th goal (currently at 98).

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Stepan Sannikov may reach 200 KHL points (currently at 199).

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Stanislav Bocharov may score his 100th goal (currently at 99). 

10:00: Amur (3-3-0, 6th E) vs Metallurg (3-1-2, 3rd E) 

About the game

Amur is in the middle of a three-game home series and lost to Metallurg on Thursday (0:3).

Metallurg enters the second of a four-game road trip on a two-match winning streak.

The teams have already faced each other this season twice, with each side getting one win (5:4 OT, 0:3).

Metallurg’s goalie Eddie Pasquale is on an 88:22 shutout series.

Injury list

Amur: Artyom Alyayev, Cameron Lee, Vadim Pereskokov, Sergei Tereshchenko.

Metallurg: Arkhip Nekolenko, Anatoly Nikontsev.

17:00: Lokomotiv (2-3-1, 9th W) vs Vityaz (4-2-0, 5th W) 

About the game

Lokomotiv ends a three-game home series and is on a three-match losing streak.

Vityaz, who has already defeated the Railwaymen this season (4:3 OT), is in the middle of a three-match road trip and lost its previous couple of matches.

Injury list

Lokomotiv: Alexei Marchenko.

Milestone alert

Lokomotiv’s forward Ivan Chekhovich lines up for his 100th KHL game.

His teammate, forward Yegor Averin, may score his 200th point (currently at 198).