Roman Rotenberg speaks after playing Metallurg in Magnitogorsk
HC SKA press-service
HC SKA head coach Roman Rotenberg:
- It was a tough game against a strong, organised opponent. This match will serve as a good lesson for us ahead of the playoffs. In terms of our tactical approach, mistakes were made. Nevertheless, I liked how we competed in the third period, we won it 2:0 and showed plenty of character. We're hopeful that our injured players will return before the playoffs begin. When the playoffs start, we want all of our guys to be in optimal shape. Our goalkeepers? We believe in both Dmitry Nikolaev and Vladislav Podyapolsky, the fact that we're in first place speaks volumes.