For the first time in history, SKA have registered two consecutive shutouts against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the KHL. Previously, on January 7, our team had also tallied a 3:0 victory in the 2021/2022 regular season against the same opponents in Saint Petersburg. 196 games have been staged between these two teams.
Forward Vasily Glotov made his 100th KHL appearance. So far, he has picked up 37 (20+17) points. Three (2+1) have been registered in 14 matches for SKA.
Fellow forward Pavel Koltygin competed in his first KHL game for our club. He consequently became the 150th forward to play for SKA in the league.
For the first time in his KHL career, Dmitry Nikolaev earned a shutout. It took him 15 matches (13 as a starting goalkeeper) to achieve this. As a result, Nikolaev is indeed the 17th SKA goaltender to gain a minimum of one shutout in the KHL. Igor Shestyorkin leads the ranking with 26 SKA shutouts.
Furthermore, this marked Nikolaev's 10th KHL victory with SKA. 10 wins from his maiden 13 starts has indeed equalled the club record shared with Sergei Bobrovsky and Evgeny Ivannikov.
Nikolaev is yet to concede more than one defeat in regulation time when playing as the starting netminder for SKA. Two of his games ended in a penalty shootout (one win, one loss).
Damir Zhafyarov is the first forward to tally a minimum of one point for both SKA and Torpedo in KHL games between the two clubs. When representing Torpedo, he had recorded three (2+1) points in competitive matches against SKA. Zhafyarov dished out an assist for our first goal on Monday.