In Belarus, SKA got back to winning ways in the 2019/2020 KHL regular season, producing a clinical attacking peformance to defeat HC Dinamo Minsk 4:1.
Joonas Kemppainen and Andrei Kuzmenko immediately gave SKA an important two-goal advantage in the first period.
In the box seat, SKA added a third in the second stanza as Miro Aaltonen scored his maiden marker for our club, before Vasily Glotov also grabbed his first goal for the senior team in the third peirod.
In the closing stages, Dinamo Minsk did tally a consolation, but it mattered little as SKA comfortably saw the game out.
SKA will now travel to Moscow to face HC Spartak on Tuesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 17:00 Moscow time.
Dinamo Minsk - SKA - 1:4 (0:2, 0:1, 1:1)
0:1 Kemppainen (Tkachyov), 05.46
0:2 Kuzmenko (Dyblenko, Yakupov), 13.41
0:3 Aaltonen (Karpov), 35.18
0:4 Glotov (Aaltonen), 45.46
1:4 Demkov (Gragniani, Spooner), 57.04
Goalkeepers: Taylor - Hellberg
Shots on target: 24 - 26
Faceoffs: 22 - 28
Hits: 12 - 9
Penalty minutes: 8 - 18
Referees: Akuzovsky, Romasko
Linesmen: Gordenko, Sysuev