In Saint Petersburg, SKA failed to score against HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, losing 0:1 at home in the 2018/2019 KHL regular season. Before the match, head coach Ilya Vorobyov made one major change to the line-up, putting Alexei Kuzmenko in the second line with Alexei Byvaltsev and Alexander Barabanov.
Despite registering 38 shots on goal, our players couldn't score, conceding the only marker of the match in overtime as Lokomotiv forward Andrei Loktionov beat Magnus Hellberg with a wonderful backhand attempt after finding himself clean through.
SKA next hit the ice in a KHL match with HC Severstal Cherepovets on October 12.
SKA - Lokomotiv - 0:1 OT (0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:1)
0:1 Loktionov (Nakladal, Alexeev), 61.04
Goalkeepers: Hellberg - Konovalov
Shots on target: 38 - 24
Faceoffs: 29 - 36
Hits: 33 - 14
Penalty minutes: 0 - 2
Referees: Ovchinnikov, Frano