Due to the Euro Hockey Tour, SKA generally only play around eight or nine matches in November.
In both 2016 and 2017, SKA only dropped one defeat in November, winning eight and seven games respectively. The record for goals scoring during this month is 36, a club best set in 2011 and 2016. Last year, a positive goal difference of +24 was recorded, the best in SKA's history in November.
SKA's worst November came in 2014, when there wasn't a break for the ongoing Euro Hockey Tour matches. Our team lost five matches compared to four wins, earning less than 50% of the points on offer. The goal difference was -3 (24-27).
The first November defeat for SKA in the KHL came in 2011 (SKA - Dynamo Moscow - 3:4), the fourth KHL campaign.
During November, SKA have never taken a maximum amount of points in Saint Petersburg. When the team won all November home matches, at least one came in either overtime or penalty shots.
On the road, SKA generally earn 2/3 of available points in November. In this season, our players didn't drop a single point when playing away, winning all three matches. In the 2016/2017 season, SKA scored 21 goals with a goals difference of +13.
Between 2010 and 2014, SKA picked up less than 50% of available points when playing away from home. In that period, the team only took a positive goal difference in 2011.
SKA's most successful November goalkeeper is Robert Esche, who won 11 out of 13 matches in this month. Six of those victories came in 2009 alone. Igor Shestyorkin won six games last year, but he competed in eight fixtures. Both Igor Shestyorkin and Mikko Koskinen own 11 SKA wins in November.
Dmitry Kalinin's is SKA most productive defenseman in October with 24 points (10+14) in 41 matches.
Just like in September and October, Ilya Kovalchuk is SKA's top November scorer. He owns 50 points (24+26) from 49 appearances. Vadim Shipachyov with 43 points (13+30) and Nikita Gusev on 30 (11+19) aren't far behind.
Largest home victory: November 15, 2016, SKA - Barys - 9:0
Largest home defeat: November 12, 2014, SKA - Dynamo Moscow - 1:4
Largest away victory: November 18, 2011, Spartak Moscow - SKA - 1:8. November 18, 2017, Kunlun Red Star - SKA - 1:8
Largest away defeat: November 30, 2012, Spartak Moscow - SKA - 6:1