In the third match of the 2018/2019 KHL Gagarin Cup playoffs second round, SKA couldn't get the better of HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, losing 1:3 on the road. SKA now lead the series 2:1.
After seven minutes of play, Alexander Osipov broke the deadlock for Lokomotiv, before Georgy Ivanov doubled the Yaroslavl advantage.
Nevertheless, at the start of the third period, Nail Yakupov took advantage of a Lokomotiv misunderstanding to beat Ilya Konovalov at point blank range.
SKA were pressing, but in the final moments, Alexander Osipov hit the jackpot to get Lokomotiv on the board in this series.
Lokomotiv - SKA - 3:1 (1:0, 1:0, 1:1)
1:0 Osipov (Kayumov, Kovalenko), 07.07
2:0 Ivanov (Ilenko, Korshkov), 36.31
2:1 Yakupov, 40.55
3:1 Osipov (Sannikov, Yurtaykin), 56.04
Goalkeepers: Konovalov - Hellberg
Shots on target: 29 - 32
Faceoffs: 33 - 25
Hits: 24 - 28
Penalty minutes: 6 - 4
Referees: Gusev, Gofman