In the first match of this particular away series, SKA completed a dramatic comeback against HC Severstal Cherepovets on the road, claiming a 3:2 triumph in the 2020/2021 KHL regular season.
Severstal initially took a two-goal lead in the second period as Alexander Petunin and Daniil Vovchenko - on the powerplay - hit the jackpot.
Nevertheless, SKA came roaring back in the subsequent third frame, getting on the board through Joonas Kemppainen before Anton Burdasov equalised on the powerplay. On the front foot, our players then grabbed the winner with less than seven minutes remaining, as Evgeny Ketov scored on the slot.
Swedish goalkeeper Magnus Hellberg stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced.
SKA will now prepare to face Salavat Yulaev Ufa in Bashkortostan on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 14:30 Moscow time.
Severstal - SKA - 2:3 (0:0, 2:0, 0:3)
1:0 Petunin (Kudako), 31.12
2:0 Vovchenko (Kodola, Adamchuk), 33.44
2:1 Kemppainen (Shvets-Rogovoi, Marchenko), 45.28
2:2 Burdasov (Tkachyov, Ozhiganov), 46.41
2:3 Ketov (Belov, Tokranov), 53.32
Goalkeepers: Podyapolsky - Hellberg
Shots on target: 40 - 23
Faceoffs: 25 - 32
Hits: 3 - 5
Penalty minutes: 41 - 17