KHL Game Day Preview | September 23, 2022

Avangard seeking fourth straight win facing Torpedo!

After a rocky start, Avangard has finally started getting the ball rolling, with three straight wins of late. However, getting to four won’t be easy – Torpedo is also on the lookout of its fourth consecutive victory and Larionov won’t ask to his player to take it easier just because.

In the Eastern Conference, Neftekhimik welcomes Traktor. The Nizhnekamsk side had a terrible start, with eight straight losses, and is trying to shake things up with some roster moves. However, Traktor is also on a bad situation right now, with just three wins and a disappointing tenth place in the standings. Maybe tonight the Wolves will record their first win in the 2022-2023 campaign?

A showdown between HC Sochi and Spartak closes a light KHL matchday. Spartak is on an excellent shape and has just celebrated a shutout victory over Ak Bars – the Red-and-Whites are currently the second seed in the Western Conference.

19:00: Neftekhimik (0-7-1, 11th E) vs Traktor (3-6-0, 10th E)

About the game

Neftekhimik starts a three-game home series hoping to get its first win this season.

Traktor, who has already defeated the Wolves this season (4:0) is in the middle of a three-game road trip and lost its previous couple of matches.

Traktor’s forward Vladimir Tkachyov is on a three-game goalscoring streak, with four tallies over that span.

Milestone alert

Neftekhimik’s forward Andrei Chivilyov lines up for his 100th KHL game.

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

19:00: Torpedo (6-2-0, 3rd W) vs Avangard (3-5-1, 8th E)

About the game

Torpedo ends a three-game home series and won its previous three matches.

Avangard is at its tenth of a twelve-game road trip and is also on a three-match winning streak.

Avangard’s forward Sergei Tolchinsky is on a four-game scoring streak, with 7 (3+4) points over that span.

Avangard’s forward Reid Boucher is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (3+2) points.

19:30: HC Sochi (1-7-0, 11th W) vs Spartak (5-2-2, 2nd W) 

About the game

HC Sochi enters the second game of a four-match home series on a four-loss streak.

Spartak is in the middle of a three-game road trip and blanked Ak Bars on Wednesday (0:2).

Spartak’s goalie Alexei Krasikov is on a 70:25 shutout streak.

Milestone alert

HC Sochi’s forward Vasily Glotov lines up for his 100th KHL game.

Spartak’s forward Andrei Loktionov may get his 200th KHL point.

Spartak’s forward Alexander Khokhachyov may become Spartak’s all-time top scorer in the KHL (currently tied with Stefan Ruzicka at 177 points).


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