Ilya Kovalchuk leads SKA St. Petersburg to Gagarin Cup victory

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Ilya Kovalchuk is bringing some hardware to St. Petersburg.

The Russian forward led KHL club SKA to its first major domestic championship after a Game 5 win over Ak Bars on Sunday.

Kovalchuk, however, had a little help from his friends along the way. Evgeny Dadonov scored his 15th in the game, setting a new playoff KHL record, while Vadim Shipachyov registered his 22nd point to overtake Alexander Radulov for the league lead in postseason points.

He did, however, score the game-winning goal in the series-clinching game, and recorded 19 points in 22 playoff games.

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