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Ak Bars - SKA. Press-conference

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HC SKA press-service

HC SKA head coach Oleg Znarok:

- It was a good game against a strong opponent. We couldn't beat Ak Bars for two years before this match, we got lucky today.

- Why didn't Dinar Khafizullin play?

- He has a small injury.

- Before the game, it became known that the national team will compete at the Olympic Games.

- We didn't know about this during the match.

- Russia will play with the Olympic flag.

- In any case, Russia will play there.

HC Ak Bars Kazan head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov:

- I also think that it was a good game. I think that the fans were happy with the match, both teams displayed great ice hockey. There's no point in talking about mistakes.

Ak Bars - SKA. Press-conference

- What happened in the third period? Ak Bars had two powerplays, but didn't register any shots on goal.

- We were playing against a strong team which can attack and defend. Nothing happened.

- Mikhail Sidorov didn't play after making a mistake for the first goal.

- Mikhail is a young guy, he makes mistakes sometimes.

- Comment on Vasily Tokranov's play when Sergei Plotnikov scored.

- These things happen.

- Your opinion on the Olympic situation? Russia will play with the Olympic flag.

- The state's head has said that Russia can compete. The issue is settled.

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