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2020 Karjala Cup. How SKA players performed

Match factsKarjala CupRussian national teamEuro Hockey TourVasily PodkolzinYaroslav AskarovMarat KhusnutdinovKirill KirsanovYegor ShekhovtsovYegor Spiridonov
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November 5. Russia - Finland - 6:2

Defenseman Kirill Kirsanov became the 100th SKA player to represent the senior Russian national team. Yaroslav Askarov (goalkeeper), Yegor Shekhovtsov (defenseman), Maxim Groshev (forward), Marat Khusnutdinov (forward) and Yegor Spiridonov (forward) also made their national team debuts in the same match.

This was the first time when as many as six SKA players competed in their first senior national team match in one single game.

At the age of 18 years, four months and 20 days, goalkeeper Yaroslav Askarov became the youngest goalkeeper to make his debut for the senior Russian national team. The previous record was held by Andrei Vasilevskiy when 18 years, eight months and 12 days old. Nevertheless, the Soviet record held by Vladislav Tretiak after making his maiden appearance when only 17 years, seven months and eight years of age on 3 December 1969 is still yet to be beaten.

By scoring a goal at the age of 18 years, three months and 19 days, forward Marat Khusnutdinov became the second youngest scorer for the senior national team. The record belongs to fellow forward Alexander Ovechkin who tallied his first marker for his nation when 17 years, 11 months and 21 days of age.

At the age of 18 years, one month and 17 days, Kirill Kirsanov became the youngest SKA defenseman to participate in a match for the senior Russian national team match.

2020 Karjala Cup. How SKA players performed

November 7. Russia - Sweden - 2:1 SO

At the age of 18 years, four months and 22 days, Yaroslav Askarov became the youngest goalkeeper to win a penalty shootout for the senior Russian national team. The previous record was held by Igor Shestyorkin (20 years, three months, 17 days) when he helped Russia defeat Slovakia on 16 April 2016.

Forward Vasily Podkolzin became the youngest player to score a winning penalty shot for the senior Russian national team at the age of 19 years, four months and 14 days. The previous record was held by Igor Grigorenko (19 years, four months, 29 days) when he grabbed the shootout winner against Sweden on 7 September 2002.

Thanks to Vasily's assist, SKA players have now registered 250 (94+156) Euro Hockey Tour points for the Russian national team. Furthermore, given that he scored the winning penalty shot, he became the 250th SKA player to hit the target for Russia.

November 8. Czech Republic - Russia - 0:3

Vasily Podkolzin became the first SKA player to gain five (1+4) points during one single Karjala Cup campaign with the Russian national team.

At the age of 18 years, four months and 23 days, Yaroslav Askarov became the youngest goalkeeper to earn a shutout for the senior Russian national team. The previous record was held by Andrei Vasilevskiy (19 days, nine months, eight days) on 3 May 2014 in a 6:0 triumph over the Czechs in the Euro Hockey Tour.

This was only the third Euro Hockey Tour shutout for SKA goaltenders. The previous two were earned by Maxim Sokolov (Russia - Finland - 2:0, 17 December 2005) and Igor Shestyorkin (Russia - Finland - 5:0, 17 December 2018).

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