Petersburg SKA beat Chinese Kunlun 5: 1 in the away match of the KHL regular championship. The meeting took place in Mytishchi, where the Beijing club plays their home games.
Leo Komarov (8th and 50th minutes), Emil Galimov (9), Mat Robinson (15) and Anton Burdasov (55) scored the goals of the winners. Alex Rich (35) scored on the losers.
From functionary to coach of the KHL club: Roman Rotenberg's career in sports Hockey Roman Rotenberg was appointed head coach of SKA on 4 December. The club noted that the board of directors made this decision "in order to improve the management of the headquarters and the team." Former SKA head coach Valery Bragin became an assistant to 40-year-old Rotenberg. Rotenberg has four other positions in the club - vice president, deputy chairman of the board of directors, CEO and chief of staff.
Kunlun head coach Ivan Zanatta missed this meeting due to illness, his duties were performed by Alexey Kovalev.
SKA became the leader of the KHL Western Conference, gaining 64 points in 45 matches. Kunlun are in last, 12th place in the East with 25 points in 45 meetings. Kunlun's defeat streak reached 11 matches.
In the next match SKA will host Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on January 7, and Kunlun will also play at home against Severstal Cherepovets the day before.