Ovechkin leads Moscow with nine goals and 14 assists in just 20 games and is plus-8 on the season, while Backstrom, Ovechkin's teammate with the Washington Capitals, is second on the team with 17 points in just 11 games.
Moscow sits No. 3 in the West Conference, behind SKA and Lokomotiv, with 16 wins and 61 points in 29 games. Moscow is currently tied in points with SKA in the Bobrov Division, while Lokomotiv leads the Tarasov Division.
Dinamo Riga sits in last place in the Bobrov Division with just seven wins and 29 points in 29 games. Forward Karsums Martins leads Riga with nine goals and 22 points. Goaltender Jucers Maris is 0-9-2 on the season with a 2.97 GAA and .893 save percentage.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local in Moscow, 10:30 a.m. CT.