In the concluding game of this particular 2019/2020 KHL home series, SKA conceded a disappointing 2:5 defeat to HC Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.
During the second period, Evgeny Ketov scored when shorthanded to level the game at 1:1, however the hosts promptly netted on the same powerplay to regain the advantage immediately. Avtomobilist then struck gold again before the frame ended to gain a 3:1 lead.
At the start of the third stanza, SKA defenseman Artyom Zub halved the deficit, but Avtomobilist scored two more goals to seal their 5:2 victory.
SKA will next play on September 10 against HC Sibir Novosibirsk at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
Avtomobilist - SKA - 5:2 (0:0, 3:1, 2:1)
1:0 Macek (Gurkin), 26.44
1:1 Ketov (Rukavishnikov, Zemchyonok), 34.11
2:1 Mozer (Khripunov), 34.22
3:1 Obidin (Gareev), 37.46
3:2 Zub (Dyblenko), 47.42
4:2 Vishnevskiy (Dawes, Obidin), 54.27
5:2 Macek (Tryamkin), 59.29
Goalkeepers: Kovar - Kochetkov
Shots on target: 38 - 31
Faceoffs: 25 - 31
Hits: 26 - 9
Penalty minutes: 8 - 10
Referees: Oskirko, Ravodin