For the third season in a row, SKA played four KHL home matches in August. However, this was the first time when SKA won all of those fixtures. The goal difference is +11 (17-6).
SKA's first goal was the 300th scored with head coach Oleg Znarok. Also, this was the third occasion when SKA didn't earn any penalty minutes against Vityaz.
Patrik Hersley netted SKA's 100th goal against Vityaz in the KHL. The teams have played against each other 23 times in the league, with SKA taking a 17th consecutive victory.
In 577 Russian championship games, Sergei Shirokov owns 350 points (148+202). It was also his 100th KHL goal in 334 appearances.
Sergei Kalinin scored his first SKA goal in his third match.
Pavel Datsyuk stepped up to take SKA's 250th penalty shootout attempt in the KHL. 37.4% of SKA's penalty shots have been scored. Nikita Gusev has scored 9 out of 14 penalty shots, while Pavel Datsyuk has netted 5 out of his 9 attempts.
Goalkeeper Igor Shestyorkin has stopped 28 of 38 penalty shots taken against him. This is a new club record.
Vityaz netminder Mikhail Biryukov participated in a KHL shootout against SKA for the fourth time. He has conceded 6 goals in those shootouts, losing them all.
Maxim Afinogenov, who used to play for SKA, scored against his former team for the first time.