HC Spartak Moscow coach Igor Ulanov:
- We stuck to the game plan and played in a disciplined manner. Everyone knows that you need discipline in the playoffs. Our special teams were excellent. Even with SKA creating opportunities, we didn't concede a goal, and we know the calibre of forwards they have on their roster. Nevertheless, it's too early to be happy, the series is only just starting. Thank you to the fans for their support, it was great to hear them inside the stadium.
HC SKA head coach Ilya Vorobyov:
- I congratulate Spartak with their victory. When you don't score a single goal, it's difficult to hope for a successful result. We will investigate.
- Why couldn't SKA score at all?
- We will look into the seasons. On Thursday, you will see a completely different performance.