This was the first time in 14 KHL home matches when SKA lost to Barys Nur-Sultan. However, on 15 January 2012, SKA had conceded a 2:5 defeat against Barys in Saint Petersburg, a match which was officially classified as a home game for the Kazakh organisation.
Furthermore, this is the first time when SKA have lost twice to Barys during one KHL regular season.
In 492 KHL appearances, forward Anton Burdasov has scored 150 goals. 79 of them have been registered for SKA, with the remaining 71 being spread out across Traktor Chelyabinsk, Avangard Omsk, CSKA Moscow and Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
Fellow forward Emil Galimov dished out his 100th assist in 492 KHL games. 16 of them have been witnessed in 59 SKA matches.
Valentin Zykov scored on his SKA debut. He is the third SKA newbie to score in his first game for our club this season, following in the footsteps of fellow forwards Fredrik Handemark and Mikhail Vorobyov.