This was SKA's 100th match against a club from Sverdlovsk/Yekaterinburg. Over the years, the team has been called Spartak, Avtomobilist and Dynamo-Energiya, with SKA achieving 56 victories, 17 draws, 27 defeats and a goal difference of 422-298.
Defenseman Oscar Fantenberg made his 100th KHL appearance. So far, he has recorded 33 (3+30) points, with 10 (0+10) having been recorded in 56 SKA games.
In his 53rd KHL match for SKA, goaltender Alexander Samonov conceded his 100th goal. Alexander is now the eighth goalkeeper to concede a minimum of 100 markers for SKA.
Defenseman Stepan Falkovsky has now registered a minimum of one point in all of his past three consecutive games this KHL season, matching his own personal record which he originally set with Dinamo Minsk in the 2020/2021 campaign.
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg became the first KHL club to score three shorthanded goals against SKA on the road in Saint Petersburg. Alexei Makeev hit the target during the first period to follow in the footsteps of Sergei Stupin and Geoff Platt.
French forward Stephane Da Costa has scored winning goals against SKA in the KHL for Avtomobilist, Ak Bars Kazan and CSKA Moscow.
Interestingly, just like in November 2016, SKA lost the next match to Avtomobilist after scoring nine goals in one particular game. On 17 November 2016, our players fell 1:2 to Avtomobilist after defeating Barys 9:0 in the preceding match. This week, SKA had breezed past Admiral Vladivostok 9:2 at the Ice Palace on Monday before subsequently coming up short against Avtomobilist.