For the second time in as many weeks, SKA came up short against HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, conceding a disappointing 2:1 defeat at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
Joonas Kemppainen initially opened the scoring for SKA. However, after that great start, Lokomotiv settled and they registered two consecutive goals from Nikolai Kovalenko and Stephane Da Costa.
SKA will now attempt to get back on track when facing Dinamo Riga at the Saint Petersburg on Sunday.
SKA - Lokomotiv - 1:2 (1:0, 0:1, 0:1)
1:0 Kemppainen (Plotnikov, Belov), 27.23
1:1 Kovalenko (Kayumov, Alexeev), 38.37
1:2 Da Costa (Kayumov, Lander), 44.15
Goalkeepers: Hellberg - Konovalov
Shots on target: 37 - 17
Faceoffs: 38 - 20
Hits: 17 - 13
Penalty minutes: 29 - 14
Referees: Gusev, Kulakov