All three games tonight will affect the playoff positions of all involved.
Top 6 as of 2/25/2016
Sakhalin vs China Dragon at 6 Pm KSt/ 7 PM local time in Sakhalin
Second place Sakhalin is hosting the last place China Dragon in the first of a three game season ending series tonight that can it be seen here.
Sakhalin is currently on a five game win streak and can set a league record with their 33rd win tonight. However, should the Dragon win or take the game to extra time they will damage Sakhalin’s chance of finishing first overall.
Sakhalin is six points behind first place Halla which only needs to win one of its remaining two games to finish first (based on total wins) and would also have home ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
The last place Dragon have lost their last three, but only need three points to set a team record for points in a season.
Oji Eagles vs Nippon Paper Cranes 7 PM JST
at Big Hat Arena in Nagano, Japan
Two points separate the Cranes and Eagles who are in third and fourth respectively. They both play Halla and High1 in double headers on Saturday and Sunday in Tokyo.
The Cranes have lost 4 in a row, but the Eagles are on a 3 game win streak.
As for tonight’s game, an Eagles win will prevent the Tohoku Freeblades from advancing beyond fifth place.
Nikko Icebucks vs Tohoku freeblades at 6:30 PM JSt in Nikko
The Blades are riding a 3 game win streak and the Bucks won there last game the Icebucks are 7 points behind the Blades in the standings.