Ilya Kovalchuk leads SKA St. Petersburg to Gagarin Cup victory
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.