In Moscow, SKA made the perfect start to the new 2018/2019 KHL away series, thrashing HC Spartak in the Russian capital 6:0.
Immediately from the opening faceoff, our players took the initiative against Spartak Moscow, scoring twice in the first period with Pavel Datsyuk and Alexander Dergachyov. In complete control of proceedings, SKA rarely allowed Spartak to have a sight of goal, protecting goalkeeper Igor Shestyorkin to good effect.
Defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov made in three in the second, and in a blowout third frame, Jarno Koskiranta, Pavel Datsyuk and Alexei Kruchinin all struck and sealed a 6:0 triumph!
Spartak - SKA - 0:6 (0:2, 0:1, 0:2)
0:1 Datsyuk (Hersley, Gusev), 10.41
0:2 Dergachyov, 11.06
0:3 Gavrikov (Plotnikov, Dergachyov), 25.30
0:4 Koskiranta (Rukavishnikov, Plotnikov), 48.43
0:5 Datsyuk (Yakupov, Gusev), 51.16
0:6 Kruchinin (Barabanov), 56.27
Goalkeepers: Hudacek/Bespalov - Shestyorkin
Shots on target: 28 - 35
Faceoffs: 26 - 26
Hits: 17 - 13
Penalty minutes: 18 - 6
Referees: Belyaev, Olenin