SKA earned the 1400th victory in the club's history. It has taken our team 3100 games to reach this landmark. On 14 December 1950, SKA claimed their first win when playing against Spartak Minsk in Chelyabinsk, emerging victorious by a score of 2:0. SKA tallied 507 victories in the USSR championship, 93 in the International Hockey League, 221 in the Super League and 579 in the KHL. 800 of those wins have been registered in 1458 Russian championship games.
The second goal was the 800th occasion in the KHL when SKA took advantage of a powerplay. Overall, SKA have now scored 2731 goals in the league, with almost a third of those markers having been netted on the man advantage. Ilya Kovalchuk (57), Nikita Gusev (40) and Evgeny Dadonov (39) have scored more SKA powerplay goals than anyone else in the KHL. Among defensemen, Patrik Hersley (27) and Dmitry Kalinin (24) have scored the highest amount of powerplay goals for SKA. Furthermore, in the 2016/2017 campaign, SKA set a KHL record by scoring 101 powerplay goals in a single season.
Anton Burdasov set a new personal record by hitting the jackpot in five consecutive KHL games. This is also a record for SKA in one Russian season.
Miro Aaltonen became the first foreign player to score a hat trick for SKA. In the past, there were 63 occasions when foreigners scored twice in one match for our team, but no one had managed to tally three markers in a single competitive game.
This was also the first time when Miro registered a KHL hat trick in his career. Moreover, in 60 games between SKA and Neftekhimik, this is the first time when a player representing our team has scored a hat trick.
The Finnish forward's second goal was the 700th scored by a foreigner for SKA. 276 of them have been netted by Swedes, 116 by Czechs, 108 by Canadians and 98 by Finns. Norwegian forward Patrick Thoresen scored 88 for SKA and American player Steve Moses tallied 15 markers.
Vladimir Tkachyov now possesses 51 (16+35) points in 64 matches for SKA.