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Sergei Shirokov: "We need to forget this match"

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- This defeat gives the team a reason to work even harder.

- You have to keep working every day. Kazan have a disciplined team which sticks to the system, so it was a difficult game for us. Unfortunately, we lost in overtime, but we will continue working.

- Why did SKA lose? Could this match have gone either way?

- We were up 2:1, but we conceded a second goal after an unlucky rebound. It was 2:2 until the end of the game, and we could have won or lost in overtime. Sadly, we took a penalty and conceded a goal. Never mind though, it's ice hockey.

- Did you support Ilya Kovalchuk in the dressing room after his penalty?

- I also took a penalty during the last five minutes, it's part of the game. If there wouldn't be mistakes, there wouldn't be goals. Ice hockey would be boring to watch.

- Nevertheless, the team have now scored 100 goals this season. That's something positive.

- The positive thing is that we have a new game on Tuesday. We need to forget this game and prepare to play Neftekhimik. It won't be an easier match, they play aggressive ice hockey.

Sergei Shirokov: "We need to forget this match"

- Maxim Chudinov has signed for Avangard Omsk. Will you miss him?

- Of course. I want to wish him luck with his new team. Everything will be fine for him.

- Have you spoken to him?

- Not yet, but I think I will today or tomorrow.

- Is it easier to play Ak Bars in Kazan rather than Saint Petersburg?

- I don't know, it's always tough to play against Ak Bars. They are a good team. Ak Bars are leading the Eastern Conference.

- Will you watch Vadim Shipachyov's first game for Las Vegas?

- I don't know what time their match will start. Maybe I will see a bit, because I find it difficult sleeping after matches. I wish him luck too, I am sure that everything will turn out fine.

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