Nikita Gusev scored his 80th KHL goal for SKA and is the club's seventh player in history to reach the landmark. Overall, the forward boasts 172 (61+111) points in KHL regular season matches.
This was the third time when Viktor Tikhonov scored shorthanded as a SKA player.
SKA haven't beaten Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod in regulation time in nine consecutive KHL regular season matches. During that period, two victories in a penalty shootout have been achieved and seven defeats were dropped. The last time when SKA defeated Torpedo away in the 60 minutes was on November 13, 2009 (5:2).
However, in the 2014/2015 KHL Gagarin Cup playoffs, SKA did beat Torpedo in regulation in Nizhny Novgorod twice.