The KHL regular season is gaining momentum, the teams have already played several matches, but the most interesting is still ahead. In the next round, Avangard will host Lokomotiv. The game will take place on September 27 at 19: 00 Moscow time at the Balashikha Arena.
The management tried to replace the leaders who left in the off-season, but there were no high-profile signings, it is worth noting only Telegin from CSKA and legionnaire from Sweden Tseglarik, who showed a fantastic game in the first matches of the championship and helped the Yekaterinburg team to get important victories. After a small failure, the Eagles began to gain momentum in the last meetings and won on the road "Avtomobilist", and then"Spartak".
Not the best start was given by the "railwaymen", having suffered many defeats. Slowly, the game began to improve, but still there is not enough stability. After a little enlightenment, the railwaymen began to lose points again and fell out of the playoff zone. In the home series of four meetings, the Yaroslavl team won only once, which clearly upset the fans, and in the last game they missed the victory over Salavat Yulaev in the end and lost in overtime.
Injuries and disqualifications:
Avangard - Dergachev (injury unknown), Mizyurin (injury unknown), Kosov (injury unknown).
Lokomotiv - Petersson (injury), Sagadeev (leg injury).
Statistics and figures:
- The last match between these teams ended with the victory of Avangard with the score 4: 2.
- Lokomotiv has a bad series of three consecutive defeats.
- Avangard has won only twice in their last five meetings.
Avangard looks like a clear favorite in this confrontation, which in past matches has confirmed the seriousness of its ambitions by defeating strong rivals on the road. In turn, Lokomotiv is now in terrible shape, and even with injuries to key players. The hosts should win here without any problems.