This was the 100th official match between SKA and Sibir. Overall, SKA have earned 65 victories, 10 draws and 25 defeats with a goal difference of +158 (386-228).
SKA lost to Sibir Novosibirsk in regulation time for the first time in the KHL. The only previous defeat in Saint Petersburg arrived on 9 October 2013 in a penalty shootout.
Goalkeeper Mikhail Berdin, defensemen Nikita Vashchenko, Grigory Gryaznov, Kirill Kirsanov and Arseniy Koromyslov and forwards Ilya Ivantsov, Maxim Krovyakov, Yegor Spiridonov, Marat Khusnutdinov and Nikita Chibrikov all made their KHL debuts for SKA, a new record. However, on 9 December 2000, 14 new SKA players made their first appearance for our team in a 0:13 defeat to Metallurg Novokuznetsk, with the average age standing at 18.5 years.
Overall, 204 players have now represented SKA in the KHL, with 19 goalkeepers, 62 defensemen and 123 forwards having competed for our organisation in the league.
At the age of 16 years, 10 months and 20 days, defenseman Arseniy Koromyslov became the youngest player in KHL history to play for SKA, beating Vasily Podkolzin's previous record of 17 years, four months and 19 days. Forwards Ilya Ivantsov and Nikita Chibrikov, also still not 18, were on the too. The Russian record still belongs to Kirill Safronov, though, who made his SKA debut when 16 years and 13 days of age on 11 March 1997.
Forward Ivan Morozov became the 11th player to convert a penalty shot for SKA during a KHL match.