Monday actions will be highlighted by first meeting of the season between the top-ranked teams SKA and Avtomobilist.

15:30 Sibir Novosibirsk (5-19-2) vs. Barys Astana (16-3-5)

About the game

· It’s the second meeting between these teams this season. Barys won at home 5-2.

· Barys has not managed to win in Novosibirsk since OCT 19th, 2013 (3-2).

· Sibir forward Viktor Komarov has points in three straight games, going 1-2-3 over that span.

· Barys defenseman Darren Dietz also has points in three straight games, going 2-3-5 over that span.

· Sibir defenseman Pavel Vorobey is suspended and will miss this game.

· Sibir is starting a five game home stand and looking to stop a 4-game losing streak.

· Barys will be completing a 3-game road trip with this game in Novosibirsk.

Injury list

Sibir: Samvel Mnatsyan

Milestone alert

· Barys forward Dustin Boyd is looking to play his 400th KHL game.

19:00 Severstal Cherepovets (7-16-3) vs. Admiral Vladivostok (5-18-3)

About the game

· Both teams are coming into tonight’s match on a 4-game losing streak.

· Severstal will play the final game of what has been a 2-game home stand.

· Admiral defenseman Stepan Zakharchuk will be missing the 12th game of a 15-game suspension.

· Severstal once again placed Zach Boychuk on waivers Sunday.

Injury list

Severstal: Valery Vasilyev, Nikolai Kazakovtsev, Matej Stransky, Carter Ashton

Admiral: Anton Korolyov, Mikhail Patrikeyev, Nikita Sirotkin

Milestone alert

· Severstal forward Yury Trubachyov is looking to play his 500th regular season KHL game.

· Admiral forward Alexander Mereskin is looking to play his 300th overall game in KHL.

19:30 Avangard Omsk (19-5-2) vs. Amur Khabarovsk (7-16-2)

About the game

· This is the 2nd meeting between these teams. Avangard won the first one 4-3 in OT in Balashikha.

· Last week, Avangard traded goalie Alexei Murygin to Amur for forward German Voloshin.

· Amur released Czech goalie Libor Kasik last Friday.

· Avangard has won their last three game while Amur has a 3-game losing streak.

· Avangard forward Sergei Shirokov is on a 3-game point streak, going 1-3-4 over that span.

Injury list

Avangard: Karri Ramo, Kirill Semyonov

Milestone alert

· Avangard defenseman Yegor Martynov could earn his 100th KHL point. He currently has 99.

· Amur captain Vitaly Atyushov could be playing his 500th regular season KHL game.

· Amur forward Vladislav Ushenin could earn his 100th regular season KHL point. He currently has 99.

19:30 Vityaz Podolsk (11-14-1) vs. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (16-8-2)

About the game

· These two teams faced each other in their final game before the recent Eurotour break.

· This will be the 3rd meeting between these teams this season. Lokomotiv won at home 4-3 before Vityaz won at home 4-3.

· Lokomotiv forward Petri Kontiola has a 3-game point streak, going 1-2-3 over that span.

· Lokomotiv forward Yegor Averin has a 3-game point streak, going 1-3-4 over that span.

Injury list

Lokomotiv: Yegor Korshkov, Pavel Kraskovsky

Milestone alert

· Vityaz forward Gennady Stolyarov is looking to play his 400th regular season KHL game.

19:30 SKA St. Petersburg (18-4-3) vs. Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (25-1-0)

About the game

· SKA is starting a 4-game home stand while Avtomobilist will play their first of three road games.

· Avtomobilist has won its last 7 games.

· SKA defenseman Dinar Khafizullin has a 4-game point streak, going 3-1-4 over that span.

· Avtomobilist captain Nigel Dawes has a 5-game point streak, going 4-7-11 over that span.

· This past weekend, a rather large contingent of the SKA team and several members of Avtomobilist participated at the Karjala Cup in Helsinki, Finland.

Injury list

SKA: Vasily Tokranov

Avtomobilist: Alexander Kucheryavenko

Milestone alert

· SKA defenseman Andrei Zubarev is looking to play his 500th KHL game.

· SKA defensemen Andrei Zubarev and Anton Belov are each looking to play their 400th regular season KHL games.

· Avtomobilist defenseman Alexei Vasilevsky is looking to play his 200th regular season KHL game.

19:30 Spartak Moscow (12-10-4) vs. Metallurg Magnitogorsk (17-9-1)

About the game

· Spartak is starting a 3-game home stand while Metallurg will play the first of four straight road games.

· Spartak has a 2-game winning streak while Metallurg has gained points in four straight games.

· Spartak forward Anatoly Nikontsev has a 4-game point streak, going 2-3-5 over that span.

· Metallurg forward Dennis Rasmussen has a 4-game point streak, going 2-5-7 over that span.

· Metallurg forward Nikolai Kulemin has a 4-game point streak, going 2-2-4 over that span.

· Metallurg forward Michal Bulir has a 3-game point streak, going 2-2-4 over that span.

· Metallurg goalie Vasily Koshechkin has played 65:48 straight minutes without conceding a goal.

Milestone alert

· This should be Spartak defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko’s 200th regular seasons game in the KHL

· Metallurg defenseman Evgeny Biryukov will be seeking his 100th ever regular season KHL point. He currently has 99.

19:30 Dinamo Minsk (6-15-4) vs. Traktor Chelyabinsk (10-12-3)

About the game

· Dynamo Minsk fired coach Gordie Dwyer and has replaced him with Belarussian national team head coach Andrei Sidorenko.

· This game will be the first to be hosted by the Chizhovka Arena, a venue for the 2014 World Championships in Minsk.

· The last three games for both of these teams has ended with a shutout from one of the two opponents.

· Dinamo defenseman Evgeny Lisovets has a 3-game point streak, going 1-2-3 over that span.

· Traktor forward Vitaly Kravtsov is riding a 3-game point streak, going 0-4-4 over that span.

· Traktor defenseman Nick Bailen has a 3-game point streak, going 1-2-3 over that span.

Injury list

Dinamo: Alexander Pavlovich.

Traktor: Alexander Bergstrom, Richard Gynge, Artyom Penkovsky, Evgeny Ryasensky, Paul Szczechura.

Milestone alert

· Traktor goalie Alexander Sudnitsin is looking to play his 200th game in KHL. He has currently appeared in 199 contests.

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