This result saw SKA's eight-game winning streak against Dynamo Moscow in KHL matches snapped. The series began on 20 September 2018 and ended yesterday. Furthermore, eight successive victories against these opponents in the championship is a new record, beating the previous best of five consecutive triumphs.
SKA lost to Dynamo Moscow in regulation time for the first time since a 1:5 defeat on the road on 4 January 2016. Following that result, SKA had earned 11 wins and conceded one overtime loss in the subsequent 12 matches.
Forward Evgeny Ketov is the first SKA player to participate in 350 KHL regular season games. Only Ilya Kablukov (300) and Viktor Tikhonov (310) have also played in 300 regular season matches for SKA.
Defenseman Igor Ozhiganov made his 50th competitive SKA appearance. So far, he possesses 23 (4+19) points.
Forward Vladislav Kamenev scored his maiden SKA goal in his second game for our club. Interestingly, exactly nine months ago, Igor Ozhiganov also registered his first SKA marker in a home match against Dynamo Moscow with Ivan Bocharov in net again.
In his ninth game for Dynamo Moscow against SKA in the KHL, 2015 and 2017 Gagarin Cup champion Vadim Shipachyov tallied his first winning goal in a match against our team for his current employers. In a combined total of 25 games against SKA for Severstal Cherepovets and Dynamo, Vadim has earned 14 (6+8) points.
Ivan Bocharov is the first Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper and only the ninth in the KHL to tally an assist against SKA.
Yury Babenko is the fifth boss in the KHL to earn a win as a head coach against SKA having previously played for our organisation as a professional ice hockey player. Andrei Nikolishin (Traktor Chelyabinsk, 2015/2016), Sergei Zubov (HC Sochi, 2017/2018), David Nemirovsky (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, 2018/2019) and Mikhail Kravets (Vityaz Podolsk, 2019/2020) had also achieved this feat.