Jokerit have seriously complicated their standings after the last three defeats. And the question now is not about whether the Finnish club will get into the playoffs and who it will get to, but whether it will even be in this very playoffs. In addition to this meeting, Jokerit will face principal fights against direct rivals Dynamo Minsk and Podolsk Vityaz. At the moment, there are only 7 points to the eighth-ninth place of the western conference.
Metallurg have an excellent streak of 10 straight wins, including a 5-1 away win over Jokerit in January. But here, I still think the motivation of both teams is a key factor. I am sure that Ilya Vorobyov will not throw all his strength into prolonging the winning streak, but will gradually bring the steelworkers to the knockout round. Artem Minulin, the leading defender of the second line, left for the Russian national team. I think Jokerit are capable of fighting Metallurg in this match. If you want to enjoy the best odds and limits for this match preview, sign up for the best betting software, VIP-IBC.