For the Riga team, this will be the first game without head coach Sergejs Zubovs, who left his job this week due to family circumstances, but shortly before the match, the club announced that the contract will also be terminated with the productive defender Roberts Mamčics.
Two days later, “Dinamo” will land in Helsinki, but then return to Riga, where they will play a series of six home games.
In the previous match “Dinamo” on Tuesday in “Arena Riga” with a result of 4: 5 in a series of post-match throws gave way to Magnitogorsk “Metallurg” unit, which has become the league leader. As a result, the longest winning series of the season was interrupted for the Rigans, in which the hockey players led by Zubov had won three in a row. “Dinamo” has currently won points in five matches in a row.
“Severstall” has won three of the last four games, but has also scored in all matches in this series. In the previous fight, Cherepovets’ hockey players won Beijing’s “Kununun Red Star” 2: 1.
Rigans have already met with “Severstall” twice this season and in both concessions with 1: 2 extra time and 0: 2, respectively.
In the overall rating of the Riga “Dinamo” Western Conference with 20 points won in 20 games, it occupies the ninth place, but “Severstall” with the same number of points in 19 battles is the tenth.
The two teams have met KHL 34 times, of which 12 times the victory was celebrated by the people of Riga. In September, the two teams had already played two games, in which both Severstal won. “Dinamo” has lost to Cherepovets in eight games in a row.
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