SKA coach Andrei Kozyrev shared his expectations for the first match of the 2020/2021 KHL regular season against HC Neftekhimik in Nizhnekamsk:
- We feel great both physically and psychologically. All of the guys are ready to produce a good performance, the first game is always a celebration. Everyone has been waiting for this moment for a long time, including the supporters. Of course, when the fans are inside the arena, there is a completely different feeling. Hopefully the stadiums will be allowed to be full again soon. We play for the fans!