Neftekhimik - SKA. Match facts
This was SKA's largest ever victory against Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the domestic championship, beating the previous record of 7:2 which was set on 8 October 2009 in Saint Petersburg. Previously, SKA's biggest win against these particular opponents in Nizhnekamsk had been by a score of 5:0 on 6 January 2013.
In his third competitive match for the senior SKA team, forward Zakhar Bardakov scored his maiden goal and dished out his first two assists. Never before had Zakhar registered three points in one single KHL game.
Defenseman Grigory Gryaznov scored his first senior SKA goal during his 10th KHL appearance. Furthermore, this is the third time this season when a player's first goal for SKA turned out to be the game-winner, as Grigory followed in the footsteps of Daniil Pylenkov and Danila Moiseev.
Fellow defenseman Nikita Kamalov made his first assist for SKA in his third match for our team.
Goaltender Dmitry Nikolaev earned his first KHL win for SKA. 21 different goalkeepers have now earned at least one victory for SKA in the league.