In Finland, SKA registered an important victory against HC Jokerit, earning an emphatic 6:1 victory in the second to last game of the 2019/2020 KHL regular season.
Initially, Jokerit took the lead on the powerplay, but Kirill Marchenko promptly equalised with a superb wrister in the first period.
SKA subsequently took the initiative in the second stanza with markers from Ivan Morozov and Evgeny Ketov.
In the third, Miro Aaltonen, Marchenko and Jarno Koskiranta tallied further goals, sealing the triumph!
SKA will face CSKA in Moscow on Tuesday for the concluding regular season match.
Jokerit - SKA - 1:6 (1:1, 0:2, 0:3)
1:0 Lehtonen (Jensen, Haapala), 04.06
1:1 Marchenko (Tokranov), 09.30
1:2 Morozov (Podkolzin), 30.16
1:3 Ketov (Zub, Khafizullin), 34.22
1:4 Aaltonen (Marchenko, Khafizullin), 48.06
1:5 Marchenko (Podkolzin), 58.15
1:6 Koskiranta (Kuzmenko, Burdasov), 58.38
Goalkeepers: Niemi - Hellberg
Shots on target: 30 - 25
Faceoffs: 24 - 32
Hits: 20 - 12
Penalty minutes: 4 - 12
Referees: Belov, Gofman
Linesmen: Lazarev, Chernyshyov