SKA defeated Sochi for the 12th time in a row in the KHL. In the past, SKA had only tallied longer winning streaks against Amur Khabarovsk (15 consecutive wins), Vityaz Moscow Region (20 consecutive wins) and Severstal Cherepovets (26 consecutive wins).
In 141 KHL matches, Alexander Nikishin has picked up 50 (17+33) points, with 27 (7+20) of them being gained in 36 competitive SKA games. This match also marked the first time when the defenseman netted a game-winner for our club.
Dmitrij Jaskin is the fourth player to score a minimum of 20 goals for SKA during his maiden season for our organisation, following in the footsteps of fellow forwards Nail Yakupov, Petr Cajanek and Mattias Weinhandl. Furthermore, this was the first occasion when Jaskin registered three (1+2) points in one game for SKA.
Never before had fellow forward Marat Khusnutdinov scored in three successive matches for the senior SKA team.
In his third game, Vladislav Podyapolsky earned his maiden victory for our team. Previously, fellow goaltenders Robert Esche (2008/2009 season), Jakub Stepanek (2010/2011 season), Mikko Koskinen (2014/2015 season) and Mikhail Berdin (2020/2021 season) had also claimed their first SKA win in their third matches.
For the first time in his career, Arseniy Koromyslov finished a KHL match with a +3 plus/minus rating. At the age of 19 years and 26 days, he is the second youngest SKA defenseman to end a game in the league at +3, trailing only Dmitry Yudin who claimed a +4 plus/minus rating at the age of 18 years, 5 months and 25 days when our team defeated Spartak Moscow 5:1 on the road on 25 January 2014.
Thanks to his assist, forward Marat Khairullin has set a new personal record in the championship with 33 (15+18) points this season to date. In the past, his best result was 32 (17+15) points for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in the 2021/2022 campaign.