HC SKA head coach Alexei Kudashov:
- I congratulate Severstal with their victory, while wishing everyone a Happy New Year. It was an even game, both teams had their spells of pressure. The score is probably fair. We had chances to score in overtime, but Severstal ended up grabbing the winner.
HC Severstal Cherepovets head coach Andrei Razin:
- We didn't play well at the start of the game, but the goal helped us. We subsequently played a lot in the attacking zone. Both clubs could have won today, but we were the lucky ones. Four points in four games against SKA is an excellent result. Thank you to the fans who returned to the stadium. Happy New Year.
- Why did you sign Arturs Kulda?
- Look at our training process. We have three defensive pairs, Arturs is the seventh defenseman.
- How did he perform today?
- I am very satisfied with his performance today. Let's see what happens in the future, stability is a sign of quality. He has talent.