SKA's 10-match KHL winning streak against HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk has ended. It stretched between January 6, 2013 and December 4, 2017. Previously, the last home defeat against these opponents was on October 3, 2012 in a penalty shootout at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
In 250 SKA appearances, defenseman Anton Belov boasts 90 (26+64) points. Among defensemen, only Dinar Khafizullin (283), Dmitry Kalinin (292) and Maxim Chudinov (319) have played in more KHL games for SKA.
Forward Alexei Byvaltsev played in his 200th KHL match. So far, he has 74 (32+42) points, with 10 (4+6) coming in 39 SKA matches.
Former SKA goalkeeper Ilya Ezhov tallied his maiden victory against SKA. Previously, he had conceded 18 goals in three games against SKA for Lada Togliatti and Neftekhimik.