SKA comfortably defeated HC Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 6:1 in the opening match of the 2019 Nikolai Puchkov Memorial Tournament.
In the first period, Sergei Plotnikov scored twice, with Pavel Varfolomeev clawing one back for Torpedo.
Nevertheless, early in the second period, SKA moved out of sight as Vladimir Tkachyov and Ilya Kablukov struck within quick succession. Viktor Tikhonov and Alexei Byvaltsev completed the rout in the third with two more goals.
SKA - Torpedo - 6:1 (2:1, 2:0, 2:0)
1:0 Plontikov, 00.20
2:0 Plotnikov (Dyblenko, Zemchyonok), 13.28
2:1 Varfolomeev (Zhafyarov), 13.52
3:1 Tkachyov (Plotnikov), 21.05
4:1 Kablukov (Kagarlitsky), 22.12
5:1 Tikhonov (Ketov), 47.45
6:1 Byvaltsev (Karpov, Kagarlitsky), 57.30
Goalkeepers: Hellberg - Lindback
Referees: Tsyplakov, Ravodin