In Nizhny Novgorod, SKA proved too strong for HC Torpedo, emerging victorious to make it seven consecutive wins on the bounce in the 2019/2020 KHL regular season.
Jarno Koskiranta and Joonas Kemppainen both scored in the first period. However, Torpedo soon came back, and they levelled the score at 2:2 during the second stanza.
Nevertheless, at the end of the third period, Jori Lehtera's pass was inadvertently deflected into the net to give SKA a dramatic 3:2 win!
SKA will next play on Saturday against Salavat Yulaev in Ufa, Bashkortostan.
Torpedo - SKA - 2:3 (1:2, 1:0, 0:1)
0:1 Koskiranta (Yakupov, Kuzmenko), 01.52
0:2 Kemppainen (Tokranov, Plotnikov), 11.27
1:2 Urakov (Bocharov), 13.27
2:2 Zhafyarov (Shore, Shreder), 32.00
2:3 Lehtera (Ozhiganov, Plotnikov), 56.15
Goalkeepers: Lindback - Hellberg
Shots on target: 29 - 44
Faceoffs: 18 - 29
Hits: 3 - 4
Penalty minutes: 22 - 8
Referees: Naumov, Ravodin
Linesmen: Golovev, Savenkov