In Saint Petersbrurg, SKA proved too strong for visitors HC Traktor Chelyabinsk, earning a tense 1:0 victory!
The only goal was scored by Alexander Barabanov after 16 minutes of play, as the forward twisted on the right flank and wristed a firm effort beyond opposing goalkeeper Vladislav Sukhachyov.
As time rolled on, Traktor pushed for a leveller, but Swedish goalkeeper Magnus Hellberg saved all 19 shots he faced to tally a well deserved shutout and steer SKA to a tense 1:0 triumph!
SKA - Traktor - 1:0 (1:0, 0:0, 0:0)
1:0 Barabanov (Plotnikov, Byvaltsev), 16.00
Goalkeepers: Hellberg - Sukhachyov
Shots on target: 31 - 19
Faceoffs: 30 - 25
Hits: 20 - 28
Penalty minutes: 4 - 8
Referees: Belov, Frano