HC Jokerit Helsinki head coach Lauri Marjamaki:
- It was a poor first period from us, we started the match by taking penalties. Maybe the fact that we had to use both a coach and the metro to reach the stadium took its toll. I think that we were better than the opponents in the second and third frames, but we couldn't use our chances. SKA, on the other hand, took advantage of their opportunities.
HC SKA head coach Valeri Bragin:
- It was a difficult game against the Western Conference leaders. We're really happy with the victory, the guys worked hard for the full 60 minutes with good commitment.
- SKA use a Canadian-sized rink. Does this give you an advantage over Jokerit?
- No, I don't think so. The teams were in the same boat.
- Alexander Volkov and Ivan Morozov weren't selected today.
- We are rotating the squad. The players in the best form are playing.