In Zurich, Switzerland, SKA got back to winning ways in the 2018/2019 KHL regular season, defeating HC Dinamo Riga 3:1.
As usual, Dinamo gave SKA a real challenge, but our players emerged victorious thanks to excellent goals from Nikolai Prokhorkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Alexander Barabanov.
Nikolai Prokhorkin opened the scoring in Switzerland in the first period, but in the second, Dinamo managed to get back on level terms. However, in the decisive third frame, Pavel Datsyuk whipped the puck home from close range, before Alexander Barabanov hit the empty net with seven seconds remaining to seal the 3:1 victory!
Dinamo Riga - SKA - 1:3 (0:1, 1:0, 0:2)
0:1 Prokhorkin (Tokranov, Gusev), 04.33
1:1 Clark (McMillan, Gilles), 38.02
1:2 Datsyuk (Gusev), 42.51
1:3 Barabanov, 59.53
Goalkeepers: Gudlevskis - Hellberg
Shots on target: 22 - 32
Faceoffs: 15 - 34
Hits: 6 - 7
Penalty minutes: 2 - 33
Referees: Naumov, Olenin