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Torpedo - SKA. Match facts

Match factsTorpedoNikita GusevMarat KhusnutdinovNikolai PolyakovAndrei PedanDamir ZhafyarovTorpedo - SKA - 261122
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SKA won on the road for the first time in six matches.

In the history of the KHL regular season, Nikita Gusev has now registered 301 (94+207) points for SKA. It took the forward 248 games to achieve this. Gusev is the third SKA player to earn a minimum of 300 points in regular seasons, following in the footsteps of Maxim Sushinsky (412 games) and Ilya Kovalchuk (274 games).

Both Gusev (2+2) and fellow forward Marat Khusnutdinov (1+3) picked up four points against Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod. It was a personal best for Khusnutdinov, who also set a record for himself in the KHL having now gained 18 (5+13) points so far this season. His previous record in the championship was 16 (6+10) in 48 games during the 2021/2022 campaign.

In his third match for the senior SKA team, 22-year-old forward Nikolai Polyakov netted his first KHL goal.

Fellow forward Nikita Popugayev dished out his maiden two assists for SKA.

Damir Zhafyarov has now participated in 550 KHL games. So far, the forward has gained 283 (119+164) points, with 25 (8+17) having arrived in 36 matches for SKA.

Torpedo - SKA. Match facts

It's also worth noting that Zhafyarov is the only SKA to have taken part in every KHL game this season to date.

Interestingly, before this match, forward Mikhail Vorobyov had participated in all of SKA's last 82 consecutive games.

When playing against Torpedo, Gusev has recorded 13 (5+8) points, consequently meaning that he is SKA's leading scorer in KHL matches with these particular opponents. He has overtaken Tony Martensson and Vadim Shipachyov in this ranking who previously registered 12 points each against Torpedo in the league for SKA.

For the first time as a SKA player, Andrei Pedan scored when playing shorthanded. In the past, he had hit the target on the PK for Ak Bars Kazan against Spartak Moscow on 2 February 2019.

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