In the seventh match of the 2018/2019 KHL Western Conference final, SKA conceded a 1:3 defeat to HC CSKA Moscow, in turn dropping the series 3:4 and exiting the competition.
After Linden Vey and Anton Slepyshev had given CSKA a 2:0 lead in the second period, Sergei Plotnikov halved the deficit for SKA with a wonderful effort off balance, but after Igor Shestyorkin had been pulled for the extra skater in the third frame, Mikhail Grigorenko scored into the empty net to finish the game.
CSKA - SKA - 3:1 (0:0, 2:1, 1:0)
1:0 Vey (Slepyshev, Grigorenko), 25.17
2:0 Slepyshev (Vey), 27.54
2:1 Plotnikov (Zub, Gusev), 30.18
3:1 Grigorenko, 59.58
Goalkeepers: Sorokin - Shestyorkin
Shots on target: 24 - 18
Faceoffs: 25 - 23
Hits: 11 - 13
Penalty minutes: 2 - 6
Referees: Gofman, Olenin