The KHL has a packed schedule on tap for Monday, as the teams approach the halfway point of the 52-game KHL season.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dmitry Kulikov's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl will take on Neftekhimik at 7 p.m. local time. Neftekhimik is led by Petr Koukal, who has 17 points on the season. Lokomotiv's forward Staffan Kronwall leads the squad with 10 points, with Kulikov submitting just four points thus far.
West Conference leading Dynamo Msk takes on Dinamo Nm, which sits in eighth place in the west. Dynamo Msk is led by Filip Novak, who has collected eight points on the young season.
The East Conference's top team through the first 20 games of the year is Traktor, which takes on Vityaz in a cross-conference battle. Vityaz is 11th in the West Conference.
Victor Hedman's Barys Astana is off until Wednesday night, when they take on Avangard.
Here's today's full KHL schedule:
|Metallurg Mg||vs||Dinamo Mn||17:00 MSK|
|Salavat Yulaev||vs||Torpedo||17:00 MSK|
|Ak Bars||vs||Atlant||19:00 MSK|
|Dynamo Msk||vs||Dinamo R||19:30 MSK|