Both Avangard and Salavat managed to upset the favorite to kick off their Round 2 series!
14:00 Barys (2nd in the East) vs. Avangard (4th in the East)
Series stand

1 – 0 for Avangard

Game 1: 3-1 win for Avangard

Injury list

Barys: Roman Starchenko

Avangard: Karri Ramo

About the game

- Barys has lost its last six KHL home games against Avangard.

- Petersson is hoping to score his 100th KHL goal.

- Beck has points in 4 straight games, going 1-6-7 over that span.

- Zernov has points in 3 straight games, going 2-2-4 over that span.

15:00 Avtomobilist (1st in the East) vs. Salavat (6th in the East)

Series stand

1 – 0 for Salavat

Game 1: 1-0 win for Salavat

Injury list

Avtomobilist: Andrei Makarov, Vitaly Popov, Yevgeny Grachev, Kirill Koltsov

Salavat: Anton Burdasov, Pavel Koledov

About the game

- The last three games played between these two teams ended in a shutout.

- Pare is hoping to suit up for his 300th career game in the KHL.

- Omark has points in 3 straight games, going 4-0-4 over this span.

- Metsola has played 91:31 straight minutes without allowing a goal against. The best mark for shutout streaks by goalies in this year’s playoffs is held by Ilya Konovalov with 110:48 straight minutes of shutout play.

- Hartikainen can tie Igor Grigorenko's record in KHL goals scored for Salavat, currently set at 113.