Oleg Znarok has managed in 500 Russian championship matches, winning 328 of them. These are his overall coaching statistics:
Dynamo Moscow, 269 games, 176 victories;
HC MVD, 134 matches, 71 victories;
SKA Saint Petersburg, 97 matches, 81 victories.
Ilya Kablukov competed in his 550th KHL game. So far, he owns 120 points (40+80).
Jarno Koskiranta has 134 points (66+69) from 300 KHL appearances.
Before this game, Sergei Kalinin had scored in four consecutive matches.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 6th hat trick for SKA. Interestingly, four of those six hat tricks have come in October. Two of them have been against CSKA in Moscow.
This is the first time when a SKA player has scored a hat trick in the third period of an away Russian championship or KHL match. Ilya required only 13 minutes and 30 seconds to score his three goals, setting a new club record.