Despite having fallen behind in the opening frame, SKA fought back to defeat tournament hosts Sochi 3:1 at the 2022 Liga Stavok Sochi Hockey Open.
Andrei Altybarmakyan handed Sochi the advantage in the closing second of the first period on the powerplay.
Nevertheless, Valentin Zykov equalised for SKA in the 23rd minute, before Artyom Fyodorov - on the powerplay - and Marat Khairullin subsequently hit the jackpot to secure the victory for our team.
Tomorrow, SKA will face Avangard Omsk at the competition.
Sochi - SKA - 1:3 (1:0, 0:2, 0:1)
1:0 Altybarmakyan (Zorkin), 19.59 PPG
1:1 Zykov (Bardakov), 22.35
1:2 Fyodorov (Khusnutdinov, Ozhiganov), 36.00 PPG
1:3 Khairullin (Zhafyarov), 48.03
Goalkeepers: Tretyak - Nikolaev
Shots: 52 - 86
Shots on target: 28 - 43
Faceoffs: 22 - 42
Hits: 10 - 10
Penalty minutes: 6 - 8
Referees: Morozov, Soin
Linesmen: Ponamarenko, Shishlo