In the next KHL regular season game Yekaterinburg Avtomobilist will host Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo. Will the hosts continue their winning series? Let’s look for the answers in our prediction.
Avtomobilist is still going unbeaten in the new season and managed to get three victories. The team defeated Traktor (3-1) on the road, dealt with Spartak at home (1-0) and destroyed Kunlun (7-0). Thus, Jakub Kovar made two shutouts in a row, reflecting more than 45 shots in total.
We emphasize that Dan Sexton started the championship well. He managed to score two goals and give exactly the same number of assists. It is not surprising that Bill Peters’ players play defensively since this style of hockey has already taken root in Yekaterinburg under Martemyanov, so Avto knows very well how to act defensively.
Torpedo alternated victories with defeats and was able to achieve success only against Sibir (4-3), but they failed in the matches with Salavat Yulaev (2-3) and SKA (4-6). In the previous game with the St. Petersburg team, Nizhny Novgorod was entirely close for defeat, as they were losing in the course of the meeting with a score of 1-5. Still, in the third period, they gave their fans hope for a comeback, which has never happened.
David Nemirovsky’s wards play open hockey and are used to acting on a collision course, but so far this game has not brought them positive results. By the way, forwards Anatoly Golyshev, Jeff Platt, and Brooks Masek will not take the ice in the upcoming match.
Avtomobilist – Torpedo Prediction
In our opinion, Avtomobilist is now in good shape and they can deal with Nizhny Novgorod, even despite the absence of several forwards. Torpedo had a bad home series, but at the same time, given their open style of play, it is likely that we will see a lot of goals in the upcoming match.