For the first time in KHL history, SKA have conceded six consecutive defeats. However, the all-time SKA anti-record stands at 20 successive matches without a victory between September 15 and November 29 in 2000.
Furthermore, for the first time in all 14 KHL seasons, SKA failed to score a single goal against one particular opponent across eight periods in a row. Before Anton Burdasov hit the jackpot during the third period yesterday, our last goal against CSKA Moscow had been registered by Vasily Podkolzin in the fifth game of the third round of the 2020/2021 Gagarin Cup playoffs.
SKA couldn't score against CSKA for 174 minutes and 18 seconds. Nevertheless, in the 2015/2016 playoffs, our club did not score against these same opponents for 175 minutes and four seconds.
For the first time in the history of the KHL regular season, SKA have made a goalkeeping change in six different games. The previous record was five goaltending changes in the 2019/2020 regular season.
Interestingly, during the 2018/2019 regular season, SKA did not make one goalkeeping change during a match (excluding penalty shootouts).
Forward Leo Komarov made his 250th KHL appearance. So far, he has picked up 128 (56+72) points.
Defenseman Nikita Sedov and goalkeeper Dmitry Nikolaev made their KHL debuts for SKA. Moreover, Nikolaev became the 10th SKA goaltender to play in his first competitive match for our team when emerging from the bench. The 21-year-old Nikolaev replaced Lars Johansson in the ninth minute of proceedings, subsequently producing an excellent display as he saved all 15 CSKA shots he faced.
Having now dished out 20 assists this campaign, forward Andrei Kuzmenko has set a new personal record concerning the amount of assists made in one KHL regular season.
CSKA's Sergei Plotnikov became the first former SKA player to score against our organisation for four different KHL clubs. He had previously tallied goals against SKA for Amur Khabarovsk, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and Metallurg Magnitogorsk.