HC Kunlun Red Star Beijing head coach Alexei Kovalyov:
- We really needed this victory, the players now know that they are capable of beating any club in the KHL. Of course, we didn't start very well, we seemed to be afraid of SKA. However, starting from the second period, we stuck to our game plan. The players began to do what we asked them to: get the puck near the SKA goal. We wanted more shots, but the players showed creativity in attack. This win will give us confidence.
HC SKA head coach Valeri Bragin:
- We had lost a lot of strength and emotions with Omsk. However, we must be capable of playing well in such matches, we had a 1:0 advantage and wasted chances. We need to draw the right conclusions. I would like to thank the fans for their support, there was a fantastic atmosphere today.
- Did you underestimate Kunlun?
- I wouldn't say that. We started well.