At the newly-constructed VTB Arena, SKA proved too strong for HC Dynamo Moscow, with an excellent second period proving enough to run out 2:0 winners in the 2019/2020 KHL regular season duel.
In the 23rd minute, Swedish defenseman David Rundblad hit the target with a driven wrister, before Maxim Karpov doubled the advantage when clean through shorthanded.
Young goalkeeper Alexei Melnichuk stopped all 21 shots he faced.
SKA will now return to Saint Petersburg to prepare for an upcoming series of home games at the Ice Palace.
Dynamo Moscow - SKA - 0:2 (0:0, 0:2, 0:0)
0:1 Rundblad (Kagarlitsky), 22.58
0:2 Karpov (Dergachyov), 37.55
Goalkeepers: Kuznetsov - Melnichuk
Shots on target: 21 - 34
Faceoffs: 15 - 28
Hits: 20 - 8
Penalty minutes: 16 - 4
Referees: Belov, Olenin