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CSKA - SKA. Press-conference

CSKAPress-conferenceCSKA - SKA - 090117
HC SKA press-service

HC SKA head coach Oleg Znarok:

- It was a nervy game for us and an interesting one for the fans. It went all the way to the shootout. I congratulate my team with the victory, we will prepare for the next match.

- Did Patrik Hersley get injured? He didn't play all of the match.

- He has a knee injury, but we don't know any details yet.

- In the shootout, did NIkita Gusev ask to take a penalty shot? Or was it your decision?

- Mine, of course! If players decide themselves. what's the point in being a coach?

- When CSKA scored in overtime, did you notice that it was offside?

- Yes, I was next to the blue line.

- The battle for first place is tight. Does it put pressure on you?

- No, not at all.

- 3 on 3 overtime is more defensive than attack minded.

- This format has been created for the fans, it makes for a more exciting, attacking game. It makes things even more tense for us.

CSKA - SKA. Press-conference

- Pavel Datsyuk took two penalties, no one expected that.

- It was a really big match. We need to review those penalties to see if anything illegal happened or not. Pavel never wants to commit a foul.

- Can we say that SKA's dip in form is over?

- We lost those four matches because of our own mistakes. I don't want to speak about those errors now.

- Dmitry Kvartalnov:- Tell us, it's interesting!

- Oleg Znarok: - I'll give you a call afterwards!

HC CSKA Moscow head coach Dmitry Kvartalnov:

- I congratulate Oleg Znarok with his win. After we scored in overtime, I left the bench. In the end, we lost.

- Oleg Znarok: - I shouted for you to stay!

- Dmitry Kvartalnov: - Yes, I should have looked at you. Nevertheless, my guys did everything that they could.

- Why didn't Valery Nichushkin play?

- He's not ready yet. Did you think that I simply didn't put him in the line-up? I think that he will miss all of these home games.

- Do you feel the pressure at the top of the table?

- No.

- Your feelings about 3 on 3 overtime?

- I like it.

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