Andrei Kuzmenko scored SKA's 250th goal in history against Ak Bars Kazan. It has taken 96 matches for SKA to achieve this feat.
This was the first time when SKA lost to Ak Bars in Kazan in overtime. In the past, SKA managed to beat Ak Bars two times in the extra frame in Tatarstan, while a further three games ended in a penalty shootout.
Bogdan Yakimov made his SKA debut, while Linden Vey and Emil Galimov dished out their maiden assists for our team.
Goalkeeper Alexander Samonov saw his 18-match winning streak with SKA in the KHL broken, a run which had started on 13 November 2019. On January 21, he did replace Magnus Hellberg for 96 seconds in the defeat to CSKA in Moscow, but the opponents didn't test him once.
Ak Bars goalkeeper Timur Bilyalov tallied his second win in four KHL games against SKA.
In the KHL, Nigel Dawes has scored against SKA for all three clubs which he has played for, while Stephane Da Costa has tallied at least one point for his three teams in the league in games with our organisation.
As a head coach, Dmitry Kvartalnov gained his sixth overtime victory against SKA in the KHL.