This was the first time in KHL history when Kunlun Red Star defeated SKA. Our team had won all of the previous eight meetings.
In 50 SKA appearances, Kirill Marchenko has tallied 31 (16+15) points, with the forward having hit the target on Wednesday evening at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace against the Chinese opponents. Furthermore, if we take last season into account, he has scored in the past three consecutive games against Kunlun.
Forward Sergei Monakhov is the first Kunlun player who previously played for SKA to tally a point against his former employers.
In his first KHL match against SKA, Kunlun goalkeeper Simo Grubec tallied a victory, as the Czech saved 42 of the 43 shots he faced. He is the 10th goaltender from the Czech Republic to earn a win against SKA in the championship.