SKA began the final away series of the 2018/2019 KHL regular season with a 4:0 victory against HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
Late in the first period, Swedish defenseman Patrik Hersley broke the deadlock, as he slapped a powerful one timer beyond Neftekhimik goalkeeper Ilya Ezhov.
The second period saw SKA take full control of proceedings. Andrei Kuzmenko hit the jackpot, before Finnish forward Jarno Koskiranta scored a beauty to extend the advantage to 3:0.
In the third frame, Nikita Gusev added a fourth, completing a comfortable 4:0 triumph!
Neftekhimik - SKA - 0:4 (0:1, 0:2, 0:1)
0:1 Hersley (Prokhorkin, Gusev), 19.35
0:2 Kuzmenko (Datsyuk, Plotnikov), 27.53
0:3 Koskiranta (Yakupov), 33.33
0:4 Gusev (Zub), 41.33
Goalkeepers: Ezhov - Korotaev - Shestyorkin
Shots on target: 28 - 31
Faceoffs: 21 - 22
Hits: 10 - 10
Penalty minutes: 6 - 16
Referees: Soin, Birin