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Vityaz - SKA. Match facts

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This was the 50th domestic championship match between these two teams. SKA boast 39 victories, Vityaz possess 11 wins and the goal difference is 196-105 in our favour. Furthermore, this marked the first game when Vityaz defeated SKA at home in a penalty shootout.

This marked the seventh occasion in 923 KHL games when SKA came back from three or more goals down. Interestingly, the last three matches when SKA embarked on such a dramatic comeback were staged in Moscow Region against Avangard Omsk in Balashikha (15 September 2020), Kunlun Red Star Beijing in Mytishchi (22 February 2021) and Vityaz in Podolsk (27 September 2021). SKA only managed to beat Kunlun in those games.

SKA have now drawn five KHL matches in regulation time with a score of 5:5. In three of those games, SKA's fifth goal was scored in the final minute of the third period: twice against Ak Bars Kazan (59:37, 17 November 2010; 59:55, 30 August 2016) and once against Vityaz (59:56, 27 September 2021).

Forward Joonas Kemppainen has now recorded 52 (26+26) points for SKA in 121 KHL regular season games. For the first time, Joonas tallied three (1+2) points in one regular season match for SKA.

Vityaz - SKA. Match facts

Fellow forward Vladislav Tsitsyura set a personal KHL record by registering two (1+1) points in one match.

Defenseman Igor Ozhiganov is now SKA's top scorer among defensemen in KHL games against Vityaz with 10 (3+7) points.

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