The season is over, the Gagarin Cup is on its way back to St. Petersburg. Here a few figures that tell the story of this year’s playoff final.
0 – the number of series that went to game seven, the first time in KHL history that no match-up has gone the full distance
2 – the number of times SKA lost in post season on its way to lifting its second Gagarin Cup, a new KHL playoff record
3 – the number of playoff hat-tricks scored by Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Danis Zaripov, a new KHL play-off record
3 – also the number of times SKA’s Oleg Znarok has coached a team to Gagarin Cup victory, another KHL record
3.667 – SKA’s goals-per-game average in this year’s playoffs, the best in KHL history
5 – the number of games SKA needed to win this year’s Gagarin Cup Final, matching its previous win in 2015 and Salavat Yulaev’s triumph in 2011
7 mins, 29 seconds – the time it took SKA to score three goals and overturn a 0-2 deficit in game five on its way to lifting the Gagarin Cup on Sunday.
15 – goals scored by Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Danis Zaripov, equalling Evgeny Dadonov’s record from 2015
20 – assists provided by Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s Chris Lee, setting a new KHL record for a defenseman and equalling Sergei Mozyakin’s mark from 2014
37 – the number of games without a goal for SKA’s Alexander Barabanov before he got the overtime winner in game three of the Western Conference Final against Lokomotiv
66 – goals scored by SKA in this year’s playoffs. Only Traktor, with 68 as runner-up in 2014, has scored more in a KHL post-season
94.3% - Vasily Koshechkin’s save percentage as the Metallurg goalie became this year’s playoff MVP