Before this defeat in a penalty shootout, SKA had won nine matches in a row. Nine consecutive victories at the start of a particular season has only been beaten by 12 successive wins at the start of the 2014/2015 campaign and 20 on the bounce in the 2017/2018 season. 20 consecutive victories at the start of a season remains a KHL record to this day.
This game marked the 95th penalty shootout in the KHL in which SKA have participated. In those shootouts, SKA have taken 401 shots (143 goals, success rate of 35.66%), while the opponents have tallied 402 shots (132 goals, success rate of 32.84%).
So far, 72 different players have stepped up to take a penalty shot in a shootout for SKA, with 39 of them scoring at least one goal. Maxim Sushinsky (17), Nikita Gusev (14), Pavel Datsyuk (11) and Ilya Kovalchuk (10) have scored the most amount of shootout goals for SKA. 262 players (102 of them have scored at least once) have taken penalty shots against SKA in KHL shootouts.
Forward Marat Khairullin became the first SKA player to convert all of this first three attempts across two shootouts.
Dynamo Moscow forward Dmitry Rashevsky became the first Russian player to score two winning shootout goals against SKA. Last December, he had also won a shootout for Dynamo against SKA in Saint Petersburg,