Following a disappointing loss to Lokomotiv, SKA got back to winning ways on Sunday evening, beating HC Dinamo Riga 4:3 in a dramatic penalty shootout at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
Anton Burdasov and Alexander Barabanov gave SKA a 2-0 lead, but after those two goals, Dinamo Riga scored three consecutive markers.
Andrei Kuzmenko equalised to eventually take the game to overtime in which Dinamo Riga missed a penalty shot.
In the ensuing shootout, Vladimir Tkachyov and Kirill Marchenko both scored, sealing a pulsating 4:3 triumph! There will now be an international break for the Euro Hockey Tour.
SKA - Dinamo Riga - 4:3 SO (1:0, 2:3, 0:0, 0:0 - 1:0)
1:0 Burdasov (Kuzmenko), 04.19
2:0 Barabanov (Galenyuk, Lehtera), 21.40
2:1 Derzins (Redlihs), 25.47
2:2 McMillan (Darzins, Alisauskas), 28.30
2:3 McMillan (Darzins), 35.33
3:3 Kuzmenko (Barabanov, Karpov), 39.14
4:3 Marchenko, 65.00
Goalkeepers: Melnichuk/Hellberg - Salak
Shots on target: 30 - 23
Faceoffs: 38 - 23
Hits: 24 - 21
Penalty minutes: 2 - 6
Referees: Belyaev, Morozov