In game three of the 2018/2019 KHL Western Conference final, SKA required overtime to defeat HC CSKA Moscow, earning a pulsating 2:1 victory.
CSKA took the lead in the final second of the first period with a goal from Pavel Karnaukhov at point blank range.
Nevertheless, midway through the second, Alexander Barabanov took advantage of a juicy rebound at point blank range to equalise for SKA.
In the end, it went all the way to overtime, where Nikolai Prokhorkin registered a wonderful individual effort. SKA now trail 1:2 in the series, and on Wednesday, the fourth match will take place at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace.
SKA - CSKA - 2:1 OT (0:1, 1:0, 0:0, 1:0)
0:1 Karnaukhov (Svetlakov), 19.59
1:1 Barabanov (Zub, Prokhorkin), 27.58
2:1 Prokhorkin, 72.43
Goalkeepers: Shestyorkin - Sorokin
Shots on target: 29 - 17
Faceoffs: 32 - 34
Hits: 32 - 13
Penalty minutes: 8 - 6
Referees: Gashilov, Ravodin