SKA conceded a 1:2 home defeat to HC Traktor Chelyabinsk at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace in the 2019/2020 KHL regular season.
Initially, Maxim Karpov gave SKA the lead in the first period, but Traktor quickly responded and the Chelyabinsk outfit were 2-1 up by the time the frame ended as Tomas Hyka and Andrew Calof scored.
Those goals proved enough for Traktor to win.
SKA will now prepare to face Spartak Moscow and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in Saint Petersburg.
SKA - Traktor -1:2 (1:2, 0:0, 0:0)
1:0 Karpov (Galenyuk, Tkachyov), 07.31
1:1 Hyka (Sedlak), 08.21
1:2 Calof (Kruchinin, Tereshchenko), 11.20
Goalkeepers: Melnichuk - Demchenko
Shots on target: 22 - 20
Faceoffs: 27 - 31
Hits: 22 - 21
Penalty minutes: 6 - 2
Referees: Oskirko, Sergeev