Once again, SKA were taken to overtime, but our team managed to defeat Vityaz 3:2 in a dramatic penalty shootout to make it two wins on the bounce.
SKA twice had to come from behind as Anton Burdasov and Evgeny Ketov notched two equalisers.
In the end, penalties were required to separate the sides, and Vladimir Tkachyov scored the only goal to seal the important extra point for SKA!
SKA will now return home to Saint Petersburg for two successive games against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and Dinamo Riga.
Vityaz - SKA - 2:3 SO (1:1, 1:0, 0:1, 0:0 - 0:1)
1:0 Grebenshchikov, 01.31
1:1 Burdasov (Kagarlitsky, Yakupov), 17.11
2:1 Aaltonen, 25.13
2:2 Ketov (Galenyuk, Zemchyonok), 50.16
2:3 Tkachyov, 65.00 SO
Goalkeepers: Ezhov - Hellberg
Shots on target: 24 - 47
Faceoffs: 29 - 32
Hits: 23 - 21
Penalty minutes: 12 - 14
Referees: Akuzovsky - Gashilov