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Metallurg Magnitogorsk - SKA. Season facts

Evgeny DadonovIlya KovalchukMatch factsGagarin CupOleg ZnarokPatrik HersleyVadim Shipachyov
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SKA required just 18 KHL Gagarin Cup playoff matches to become champions. This has beaten Ak Bars' record of 19 back in 2009. However, in that year, teams only had to win three games in a series to qualify for the next round. Since 2011, series became best of seven.

Earning 62 victories in just one season is also a KHL record. CSKA's best of 60 in the 2014/2015 campaign has been beaten.

Oleg Znarok is the first KHL coach in history to win the Gagarin Cup on three occasions. Zinetula Bilyaletdinov and Vyacheslav Bykov both won it twice.

Our players scored 310 goals over the course of the season. No team has ever scored so many in the KHL before.

In every single one of the 78 matches this campaign, SKA scored.

Nikita Gusev holds the club record for amount of points in one playoff season - 23 (7+16).

Both Nikita Gusev and Vadim Shipachyov tallied up 16 assists each.

Boasting 18 points (6+12), Patrik Hersley became SKA's highest scoring defenseman in playoff history.

In 382 KHL matches, Evgeny Dadonov has 300 points (146+154).

Metallurg Magnitogorsk - SKA. Season facts

The fourth goal at 40:09 was the quickest marker scored by SKA in the third period of a Russian championship and KHL match.

Before SKA's victory, the team which won game two always went on to take the Gagarin Cup. This tradition has now been broken.

SKA records during the season

Vadim Shipachyov took 96 points this campaign (30+66) in just 67 games. Artemiy Panarin's previous record of 82 (31+51) in 74 appearances has fallen.

Evgeny Dadonov scored 39 goals, equalling Belyai Bekyashev's record from the 1952/1953 season.

Vadim Shipachyov dished out 66 assists.

Fellow forward Ilya Kovalchuk competed in 78 matches for SKA this season, matching Tony Martensson's and Jimmie Ericsson's joint record from 2015.

That man Vadim Shipachyov picked up at least a point for nine consecutive playoff games, taking 12 overall (1+11).

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