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SKA in the 2017/2018 KHL regular season. Statistics

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KHL records

- SKA only lost nine matches, beating CSKA Moscow's record of 11 in the 2014/2015 season.

- Five of those losses came in regulation time. The previous best was eight, set by Salavat Yulaev in the 2008/2009 season.

- SKA earned 82.1% of points on offer. CSKA Moscow held the league record before with 77.2%.

- Only once did SKA lose in regulation on home ice in Saint Petersburg.

- 24 victories were registered on the road. In 28 away matches, SKA took 70 points. 22 of those wins were in the initial 60 minutes of play.

- Four defeats were dropped away from home. CSKA Moscow's best of six has now been beaten.

- SKA scored an impressive 121 goals on the road during the 2017/2018 KHL regular season. The goal difference was +77.

SKA in the 2017/2018 KHL regular season. Statistics

Club records

- 47 wins were earned in total. 40 of them were in regulation time. Last year, SKA won one match less - 46.

- 97 goals were conceded. The old record was 105 goals in the 2008/2009 season.

- Only 44 pucks flew into the back of SKA's net in away regular season matches.

- Five defeats were witnessed at the Saint Petersburg Ice Palace, matching the record from the 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2016/2017 campaigns.

Record breaking streaks

- At the start of the 2017/2018 season, SKA won 20 consecutive KHL matches. Russian ice hockey has never witnessed such a winning streak in the past. The run lasted between August 21 and October 9.

- Taking into account the end of last season, our club earned points in 31 successive games.

- SKA won 20 away matches in a row with 18 coming in 60 minutes.

- Our team have now scored in 135 consecutive matches.

- For the fourth time in ten KHL seasons, SKA scored 200 or more goals in the regular season alone.

Personal achievements

- Ilya Kovalchuk is the first SKA player in history to earn the title of the regular season's top scorer. In 53 matches, he took 63 (31+32) points. During the KHL match against Jokerit on December 2, Ilya became SKA's top scorer in domestic championships.

- Fellow forward Nikita Gusev dished out the most amount of assists in a regular season - 40. It took his 54 games to reach this tally.

- Patrik Hersley was the top goalscorer among defensemen with an excellent return of 14 goals.

- Mikko Koskinen registered 22 victories this KHL regular season with Igor Shestyorkin taking a further 20. This was only the second time in Russian ice hockey history when two goalkeepers from one team earned 20 wins in one regular season.

- For the first time in his career, Finn Mikko Koskinen took five shutouts in one KHL regular season.

Points records

- Patrik Hersley took 35 (14+21) points in this KHL regular season, beating his tally of 33 (16+17) for Sibir Novosibirsk in the 2014/2015 campaign.

- Vladislav Gavrikov earned 14 (5+9) points for himself in his debut SKA regular season. Before, his best showing was seven (3+4) with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

- Yegor Rykov registered 14 (2+12) points. Previously, the best he could achieve was nine (0+9).

- Sergei Kalinin took 31 (15+16) points. While playing for Avangard Omsk, the most he earned was 25 (12+13) in the 2014/2015 season.

- Sergei Plotnikov has 39 (16+23) points to his name. His previous best was 36 (15+21) with Lokomotiv in the 2014/2015 season.

- Pavel Datsyuk earned 27 assists, two more than in the 2012/2013 season with CSKA Moscow.

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