In the final match of the 2019 Nikolai Puchkov Memorial Tournament, SKA proved too strong for HC Avangard Omsk, emerging victorious 2:1 to end the competition with a fourth successive win.
SKA are the tournament winners with a perfect four wins from four games.
In the first period, Joonas Kemppainen thought he had opened the scoring, but he goal was chalked off for goaltender interference.
Nevertheless, the team eventualy broke through in the second frame, as Vladimir Tkachyov and Alexander Dergachyov both scored.
Andrei Stas clawed one back for Avangard with nine minutes remaining, but SKA held on to win 2:1 at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace!
SKA - Avangard - 2:1 (0:0, 2:0, 0:1)
1:0 Tkachyov (Plotnikov, Lehtera), 31.17
2:0 Dergachyov (Koskiranta), 38.47
2:1 Stas (Chudinov), 51.02
Goalkeepers: Kochetkov - Bobkov
Shots on target: 16 - 34
Faceoffs: 31 - 27
Hits: 10 - 9
Penalty minutes: 12 - 12
Referees: Kulev, Kochetov