December 3, on home ice, Metallurg will meet with the SKA team from St. Petersburg.
This season, the army team of St. Petersburg played 34 matches: 20 wins (1 in overtime, 1 in the shootout), 12 defeats (1 in overtime, 3 in the shootout). In two games of the current championship, the SKA team kept their own goal intact, in one - they were unable to score a single goal for their opponents. Petersburgers scored 98 goals, 73 conceded goals. SKA penalty minutes - 301, opponents penalty minutes - 384.
The most productive SKA scorers this season: Vladimir Tkachev - 23 points (9 + 14), Anton Burdasov - 18 points (12 + 6), Andrey Kuzmenko - 18 points (7 + 11), Igor Ozhiganov - 18 points (3 + 15 ), Linden Wei - 18 points (2 + 16), Kirill Marchenko - 17 points (9 + 8).
About the game
Metallurg is entering today’s contest on a 3-game winning streak.
SKA is also entering today’s contest fresh off a defeat.
Metallurg is on a 1-game homestand.
SKA is playing the 1st of two straight road games.
Metallurg defeated SKA earlier this season by a score of 4-1.
Metallurg has lost its last four home games played against SKA.
Ozhiganov has points in three straight games, going 0-3-3 over that span.
Metallurg: Nikolai Kulemin
SKA: Emil Galimov
Metallurg: Defenseman Mikhail Pashnin will miss this game while serving the 2nd of a 3-game suspension.
Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).