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SKA - Dinamo Minsk. Facts of game one

Match factsDinamo MinskPlayoffsNikita GusevDaniil PylenkovStepan FalkovskySKA - Dinamo Mn - 020322
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SKA scored eight goals in one KHL Gagarin Cup playoff match for the first time. The previous record was seven markers in one particular game.

Forward Nikita Gusev registered SKA's 150th goal of the 2021/2022 KHL campaign. It took our team 49 games to achieve this.

This was the maiden occasion when SKA managed to score seven goals in one single period in the playoffs. In the past, SKA had only tallied seven markers in one KHL period on 4 December 2011 against Spartak Moscow.

Gusev became the first KHL player in history to gain six (1+5) points in one Gagarin Cup playoff match. The previous record of five points in one playoff game had been set by Metallurg Magnitogorsk pair Danis Zaripov (3+2) and Jan Kovar (3+2) in a 8:2 victory against Kunlun Red Star Beijing in 2017.

Furthermore, Gusev is now SKA's leading scorer in KHL playoff history with 74 (29+45) points. It's also worth pointing out that this marked the second match when SKA converted a penalty shot in the Gagarin Cup playoffs. The first time when this had happened was in 2013 as Anton Burdasov scored with his penalty shot in a 7:0 win over Atlant Mytishchi.

SKA - Dinamo Minsk. Facts of game one

Gusev equalled Ilya Kovalchuk's club record of six points in one KHL match. The latter had initially set this record on 25 August 2016 against Salavat Yulaev Ufa in Saint Petersburg, as he netted three goals and dished out three assists. Moreover, Gusev also matched Vadim Shipachyov's SKA record of five assists in one competitive game. Shipachyov had made five assists against Barys Nur-Sultan on 15 November 2016.

Six points and five assists are also both personal records for Gusev in the KHL.

This was the first time when the winning goal for SKA in the Gagarin Cup playoffs was scored with a penalty shot.

In 150 KHL appearances, Daniil Pylenkov has picked up 37 (11+26) points. 12 (5+7) of them have been gained in 44 SKA league games.

Fellow defenseman Stepan Falkovsky scored his first KHL goal for SKA in his 30th game for our club. Stepan is the sixth player to score his maiden goal for SKA in the playoffs, following in the footsteps of Ivan Loginov (1993), Roman Derlyuk (2006), Dmitry Ryabykin (2008), Daniil Markov (2011) and Andrei Zubarev (2017).

Falkovsky is the fifth player after Denis Denisov (2010/2011), Maxim Chudinov (2012/2013), Pavel Buchnevich (2015/2016) and Andrei Kuzmenko (2018/2019) to score his first SKA goal against the team from which he had transferred to our club.

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