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Igor Ozhiganov: "We played the right way in this series"

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HC SKA defenseman Igor Ozhiganov:

- It was a tough series for us, which initially started with a defeat in front of a full Ice Palace. However, we subsequently started playing the right way. Spartak played really well, they were prepared for playing against us. We can see just how hard their coaches and players worked. They didn't give us any space in their zone whatsoever at the start of the series, to be honest we weren't quite ready for that. We made changes throughout the series and everything worked out.

- What changed for SKA following the start of the series?

- We had to make changes to our attacking play in the opposing zone. Spartak didn't play in the first round, so we didn't have a lot of material to analyse. That all changed after the opening games of the series.

- Spartak tried to provoke your players on a regular basis, especially their defenseman Oleg Evenko.

- There are players like that in the playoffs every year, that's their job. The coaches told us not to take the bait at all.

Igor Ozhiganov: "We played the right way in this series"

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