HC Avangard Omsk head coach Bob Hartley:
- Congratulations to SKA. It was a great game, both teams competed hard, and we knew that they would be aggressive. SKA are a fast, highly skilled team. We were slow in the first frame, but we improved in the second and third periods, and we did have our chances in overtime. Vladimir Tkachyov won it for SKA with an unbelievable shot. I’m proud of our effort and we move on.
HC SKA head coach Alexei Kudashov:
- Bob said everything right. I would like to thank the fans for their amazing support. We fought, created chances and played with commitment. I am satisfied with the result, performance and attitude.
- 0:0 in regulation time. Why were there no goals?
- Avangard defended really well. However, we did have opportunities which we should have used.
- Ivan Morozov signed a new contract. Is this an important stage in his career?
- Yes, it’s important. It gives him confidence. Nevertheless, he has to continue trying hard and moving in the right direction.