4. SKA, 32 matches, 18 regulation victories, 1 overtime victory, 1 penalty shootout victory, 8 regulation defeats, 3 penalty shootout defeats, 1 overtime defeat, goal difference 98-73, 44 points
8. Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 33 matches, 15 regulation victories, 4 penalty shootout victories, 10 regulation defeats, 1 penalty shootout defeat, 3 overtime defeats, goal difference 91-78, 42 points
With 33 matches in the books, an inconsistent Metallurg Magnitogorsk side currently occupy fifth position of the 2020/2021 KHL Eastern Conference, with Ilya Vorobyov's troops struggling to perform in consecutive matches. Nevertheless, the Ural outfit were impressive in their previous game, as they stormed to a big 6:2 triumph over Dynamo Moscow on the road. Earlier in the season, Metallurg did manage to claim the two points when playing against SKA, emerging victorious by a score of 4:1 in Saint Petersburg. Former SKA players Artyom Zemchyonok, Yegor Yakovlev, Arkhip Nekolenko, Nikolai Prokhorkin, Maxim Karpov and Sergei Plotnikov are all currently on their books.
On Monday, SKA couldn't make it five wins on the bounce, losing to Jokerit Helsinki 1:2 in a penalty shootout at the Ice Palace. Nevertheless, our team are still in second of the Western Conference, boasting 44 points from 32 matches.
POINTS LEADERS IN LAST FIVE MATCHES
Andrei Chibisov: 8 (6+2) points
Sergei Mozyakin: 5 (2+3) points
Sergei Plotnikov: 3 (1+2) points
Kirill Marchenko: 6 (3+3) points
Igor Ozhiganov: 5 (0+5) points
Joonas Kemppainen: 4 (3+1) points
WHERE TO WATCH
Puck drop is scheduled for 17:00 Moscow time. KHL TV HD and Channel 78 will broadcast the match on television in Russia, whereas you can purchase a live video on the KHL's official website worldwide. Text updates can be found on Twitter.