KHL Game Day Preview | September 26, 2022

First Green Derby of the season in Ufa!

Salavat Yulaev and Ak Bars always make for a dramatic matchup and this time will be no different – the first Green Derby of the season is here! Moreover, both teams are in good shape, with Ufa winning three straight games, and Ak Bars currently being the third seed of the Eastern Conference. Both teams will want to win – emotions are guaranteed in Ufa.

The East will host another match tonight, with Neftekhimik welcoming Sibir. The Nizhnekamsk franchise lost its previous ten games, will the eleventh attempt be the right one?

Emotions are going to run high also in Moscow, when Dynamo faces Avangard. The Hawks will want to end up their twelve-game-long away series with a victory, while the White-and-Blues will be determined to please the home fans, and accumulate more points in the standings.

An evening showdown between Vityaz and Amur closes a light KHL Tuesday.

17:00: Salavat Yulaev (5-3-2, 5th E) vs Ak Bars (6-2-1, 3rd E) 

About the game

Salavat Yulaev ends a two-game home series and won its previous three matches.

Ak Bars starts a two-match road trip fresh off a win over Traktor on Sunday (3:2).

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Alexander Chmelevsky is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.

Injury list

Salavat Yulaev: Josh Ho-Sang.

Milestone alert

Salavat Yulaev’s forward Stepan Sannikov is seeking his 200th KHL point (currently at 199).

His teammate, forward Stanislav Bocharov, may net his 100th tally in the KHL (currently at 99).

Ak Bars’ forward Alexander Radulov may reach 200 KHL goals (currently at 198).

19:30: Neftekhimik (0-9-1, 11th E) vs Sibir (6-4-1, 4th E)

About the game

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

Sibir, who has already defeated Neftekhimik this season (3:2) enters the second of a four-game road trip after a win over Vityaz on Sunday (5:4 OT).

Neftekhimik’s forward Mikhail Nazarov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.

Neftekhimik’s forward Andrei Chivilyov is also on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (1+3) points.

Neftekhimik’s forward Andrei Belozyorov had an assist in each of his previous three games.

Sibir’s defenseman Trevor Murphy is on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (0+4) points.

Sibir’s forward Vladimir Butuzov is on a three-game scoring streak, with 5 (4+1) points.

Injury list

Sibir: Vadim Kudako.

Milestone alert

Neftekhimik’s forward Evgeny Mityakin lines up for his 100th KHL game.

19:30: Vityaz (4-3-3, 9th W) vs Amur (4-5-1, 9th E)

About the game

Vityaz is at its third of a four-game home series and lost its previous six matches.

Amur is at its second of a four-match road trip and defeated HC Sochi on Sunday (1-2 OT).

Injury list

Vityaz: Alexander Avtsin.

Amur: Andrei Alexeyev, Vyacheslav Gretsky, Michal Jordan.

Milestone alert

Vityaz’s defenseman Artyom Borodkin lines up for his 500th KHL game.

Amur’s forward Igor Rudenkov may reach 100 KHL points (currently at 99).

19:30: Dynamo Moscow (7-3-0, 2nd W) vs Avangard (4-6-1, 6th E) 

About the game

Dynamo Moscow starts a three-game home series on a two-match winning streak.

Avangard finally ends a twelve-game road trip and defeated Neftekhimik on Sunday (3:2).

Avangard’s defenseman Christian Jaros and forward Nail Yakupov are on a three-game scoring streak, with 4 (2+2) points over that span.

Injury list

Dynamo Moscow: Bogdan Yakimov.

Milestone alert

Dynamo Moscow’s defenseman Yegor Zaitsev may play his 300th KHL game tonight.


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