In Yaroslavl, SKA completed this 2018/2019 KHL away series with a victory, breezing past HC Lokomotiv 2:0.
After a goalless first period, the visitors opened the scoring, as Nikolai Prokhorkin hit the jackpot from a tight angle on the crease. In the driving seat, SKA pressed for more, netting a second with Viktor Tikhonov drifting past the Lokomotiv defence and beating goalkeeper Ilya Konovalov with a superb solo effort through the five hole.
Boasting a comfortable advantage, SKA duly kept Lokomotiv on the sidelines in a rather uneventful third period, sealing a well-deserved 2:0 triumph with goalkeeper Igor Shestyorkin registering a second consecutive shutout! The next match will take place against HC Sibir Novosibirsk on September 26.
Lokomotiv - SKA - 0:2 (0:0, 0:2, 0:0)
0:1 Prokhorkin (Belov, Barabanov), 27.46
0:2 Tikhonov (Ketov, Gavrikov), 35.39
Goalkeepers: Konovalov - Shestyorkin
Shots on target: 26 - 33
Faceoffs: 23 - 26
Hits: 27 - 21
Penalty minutes: 8 - 4
Referees: Yudakov, Fateev