On Wednesday, SKA continued their excellent start to the 2019/2020 KHL regular season, earning a thrilling 4:3 overtime triumph over HC Traktor Chelyabinsk on the road.
Initially, Vladimir Tkachyov handed SKA the lead, but Traktor came roaring back with three goals of their own.
Nevertheless, Dmitry Kagarlitsky and Jori Lehtera scored twice to get SKA on level terms.
In the ensuing overtime frame, Sergei Plotnikov hit the target, sealing the two points for the Saint Petersburg club.
SKA will next play HC Avtomobilist in Yekaterinburg on Friday.
Traktor - SKA - 3:4 OT (0:1, 3:2, 0:0, 0:1)
0:1 Tkachyov (Lehtera, Plotnikov), 12.43
1:1 Sedlak (Hyka, Calof), 22.54
2:1 Calof, 23.24
3:1 Thomas (Menshikov, Karpukhin), 34.05
3:2 Kagarlitsky (Byvaltsev), 35.34
3:3 Lehtera (Barabanov), 35.53
3:4 Plotnikov (Tkachyov), 61.52
Goalkeepers: Demchenko - Kochetkov
Shots on target: 21 - 49
Faceoffs: 24 - 29
Hits: 7 - 7
Penalty minutes: 15 - 15
Referees: Belov, Lavrentyev