Before this match, SKA had lost four consecutive games against Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.
SKA scored six goals at home against Avtomobilist for the first time in the Russian championship.
This was the third occasion when three separate SKA players scored two goals in one KHL fixture. The other two games came against Spartak Moscow (8:1) on the 18th of November 2011 and against Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk (9:4) on the 23rd of September 2016.
Defenseman Maxim Chudinov competed in his 500th KHL match. So far, he owns 173 points (52+121). He has 97 points (29+68) from 312 SKA appearances.
Sergei Shirokov has 57 points (24+33) in 100 SKA matches.
In 100 KHL regular season matches for SKA, Nikita Gusev has 120 points (42+78).
Swedish defenseman David Rundblad picked up his first two SKA assists in his sixth KHL game for the club.
Pavel Datsyuk made an assist against Avtomobilist for the first time as a SKA player. In 1999, he scored a goal and picked up two assists against SKA while playing for Dinamo-Energiya Yekaterinburg.