SKA and Neftekhimik have played against each other 51 times in Russian championships and KHL. The goal difference is 127-126 in SKA's favour. Our club's biggest ever home defeat in Russian championships came against Neftekhimik in 2001 (0:11).
This was SKA's ninth consecutive victory against Neftekhimik.
In 643 KHL matches, this was only the second time when SKA scored two goals in the final minute of a game. However, on the 26th of March 2013, SKA conceded twice in the last 60 seconds during a KHL playoff game against Dynamo Moscow (2:4). At that time, Dynamo's head coach was Oleg Znarok.
On his 397th KHL appearance, defenseman Dinar Khafizullin picked up his 101st point (25+76). 59 of them have come with SKA (14+45).
Viktor Tikhonov picked up three points (2+1) for the first time since the 24th of November 2014 (3:5 defeat against CSKA Moscow). He finished with a +4 plus/minus rating in the game with Neftekhimik.
Only Dmitry Kalinin (249), Maxim Chudinov (206), Tony Martensson (206) and Ilya Kovalchuk (269) have competed in more KHL regular season games for SKA than Viktor Tikhonov (237).
Sergei Kalinin has scored in three consecutive matches, while Ilya Kablukov finished with a +4 plus/minus rating for the first time in his career.
Neftekhimik became the 28th KHL club which goalkeeper Igor Shestyorkin has played against for SKA.
Ilya Ezhov, who played 93 matches for SKA, played against his former club for the fourth time. In those four games, he has conceded 16 goals.
Neftekhimik's first goalscorer Alexander Avtsin scored his second goal against SKA. The first came for Dynamo Moscow back in 2009.