Salavat Yulaev vs Metallurg. December, 7
Salavat Yulaev has played 35 matches this season: 20 wins (3 in overtime, 4 in a shootout) and 15 defeats (2 in overtime, 1 in a shootout). In two matches, the Ufa team did not score a single goal to their rivals, in two they did not concede themselves. The difference between the goals is 100-94. Penalty minutes of Salavat Yulaev - 298, penalty minutes of rivals - 391.
The top scorers of the team: Temu Hartikainen - 34 points (16 + 18), Markus Granlund - 28 points (12 + 16), Sakari Manninen - 24 points (9 + 15), Dmitry Kugryshev - 22 points (7 + 15), Philip Larsen - 17 points (6 + 11).
About the game
Salavat is entering today’s contest on a 2-game losing streak.
Metallurg is coming into today’s game on a 4-game winning streak.
Salavat is playing the 1st of five straight home games.
Metallurg is playing the 2nd of five straight road games.
Salavat defeated Metallurg earlier this season by a score of 4-1.
Salavat: Vladislav Kartayev
Metallurg: Nikolai Prokhorkin, Nikolai Kulemin
Metallurg: Defenseman Mikhail Pashnin will miss this game while serving the 3rd of a 3-game suspension.
Goaltender Juha Metsola is hoping to stand in goal for his 300th career KHL point (currently at 299).
Defenseman Grigori Panin is hoping to collect his 100th career KHL assist (currently at 99).
Defenseman Yegor Martynov is hoping to suit up for his 400th career KHL game (currently of 399).
Forward Maxim Karpov is hoping to score his 100th career KHL goal (currently at 99).