HC SKA forward Marat Khusnutdinov:
- It was like a playoff game today, it was an excellent match from both teams.
- Let's talk about your winning goal.
- I went to collect the rebound, as I saw that the goalkeeper hadn't managed to freeze the puck. I needed to take advantage of the fact that the referee had not blown his whistle. I stole the puck, the goaltender turned to face me and I knocked it into the net off his body.
- Are Lokomotiv your favourite opponents? You've scored against them both times so far this season!
- Yes, I'm enjoying playing against them.
- In comparison to the September game against Lokomotiv, how have Yaroslavl changed?
- The system has changed slightly. Lokomotiv play really well, they create a lot of opportunities to score.
- How tough was it to compete against Lokomotiv's defence?
- Both teams were solid in defence, and the goaltenders were great too.