As the NHL lockout lingers on, some of the best hockey action is in Europe's KHL, which continues Sunday with a slate of seven games.
There are several significant games in the Western Conference race today. Dynamo Moscow, leading the west with 53 points, gets a visit from Dinamo Minsk. Dynamo is led by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, while Minsk has a trio of NHLers, including the Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom.
SKA Saint Petersburg, tied for second in the conference with 52 points, hosts the fifth-place Severstal Cherepovets. Ilya Kovalchuk leads a trio of NHL players for SKA.
Saturday's full KHL schedule:
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod at Slovan Bratislava
Severstal Cherepovets at SKA Saint Petersburg
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl at CSKA Moscow
Atlant Moscow Region at HC Lev Praha
Spartak Moscow at Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Donbass Donetsk at Ak Bars Kazan
Dinamo Minsk at Dynamo Moscow