Before this match, SKA had scored in 50 successive away games against Dynamo Moscow in the domestic championship. The streak lasted more than 23 years, with the previous match when SKA didn't hit the target against Dynamo in Moscow having been witnessed on 28 November 1997 (0:3). Ildar Mukhometov was the Dynamo goalkeeper on that particular day.
However, the club away record concerning matches with goals scored stands at 53, with that streak having seen SKA score at least one goal against Torpedo Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) between 12 February 1965 and 9 September 1990.
This is the first time in KHL history when SKA have lost an away match without scoring a single goal after clinching a road game with a shutout. SKA had defeated Spartak Moscow 5:0 in the Russian capital on Saturday, with goalkeeper Alexander Samonov stopping all 31 shots he faced.
Defenseman Anton Belov made his 800th appearance in the national championship. So far, he holds 215 (62+153) points, with 119 (36+83) of them having been tallied in 359 SKA appearances. The remaining 96 (26+70) points were earned across 441 matches for CSKA Moscow and Avangard Omsk.
Dynamo's Ivan Bocharov became the 30th goalkeeper to register a shutout against SKA in the KHL. Currently, the leader is Ilya Sorokin, who claimed five shutouts when playing in games with SKA.