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SKA - Salavat Yulaev. Match facts

Ilya KovalchukSalavat YulaevMatch factsJarno KoskirantaSergei PlotnikovPatrik HersleyArtyom ZubSKA - Salavat Yulaev - 131017
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Sergei Plotnikov's goal was SKA's 1800th in 528 KHL regular season games.

Before this game, SKA had not conceded on the penalty kill for ten consecutive matches. This has repeated the club's record which was set in the 2014/2015 campaign. During this season, SKA have only let in four goals shorthanded in 22 matches.

This is the first time when SKA have beaten Salavat Yulaev in four successive KHL games. Also, never before had SKA earned four home victories against Salavat in a row.

In the KHL, both SKA and Salavat Yulaev have ten victories against each other. The goal difference is 72-58 in SKA's favour. In the past two seasons, SKA have beaten Salavat 7:1, 3:1, 6:1 and 4:2.

Artyom Zub owns 22 points (4+18) from 150 KHL appearances.

Sergei Plotnikov has scored a goal in the past four games, setting a new personal best for himself. Overall, Sergei has 50 points (20+30) in 83 SKA matches.

Finnish forward Jarno Koskiranta owns 50 points (28+22) from 125 SKA matches in KHL regular seasons.

SKA - Salavat Yulaev. Match facts

Ilya Kovalchuk has played in all of SKA's last 100 matches, picking up 114 points (54+60) during that time. He is the club's only player to not miss a game during the past two seasons. 10 of those points (6+4) have come in fixtures against Salavat Yulaev Ufa.

Swedish defenseman Patrik Hersley dished out three assists in one KHL match for the first time. This is only the seventh occasion when a SKA defenseman has taken three assists in one game.

In his 95th SKA regular season game, netminder Mikko Koskinen conceded his 200th goal.

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