SKA have earned points in 31 consecutive matches, setting a new Russian championships and KHL record. The previous best was set by Metallurg Magnitogorsk, a club which took points in 30 successive games during the 1998/1999 season. SKA's run stretches back to the 2016/2017 KHL regular season.
Oleg Znarok has been SKA's head coach for 100 matches, taking 84 victories (70 in regulation, 7 in overtime and a further 7 in penalty shootouts) and 16 defeats (3 on penalty shots, 5 in overtime and 8 in regulation). The goal difference is 416-176 in SKA's favour. Oleg is SKA's third head coach to have managed 100 KHL games after Barry Smith and Jukka Jalonen.
Ilya Kovalchuk has 300 points (127+173) in 274 KHL regular season games. He is the league's tenth player to reach this landmark.
Fellow forward Sergei Shirokov has already scored 14 goals this campaign, matching his SKA record. He has scored against Dinamo Riga both in Latvia and Saint Petersburg this season.
Nikolai Prokhorkin scored SKA's fifth goal at the 39:59 mark in the KHL.