HC Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod head coach David Nemirovsky:
- I congratulate SKA with their deserved victory. They had great movement, especially when in possession of the puck. We, unfortunately, weren't ready to play at such a high tempo in the first period. After that, we improved slightly in the second, and in the third frame we played our style of ice hockey. Sadly, it was too late. The poor start is the main reason why we lost.
HC SKA head coach Alexei Kudashov:
- We created problems for ourselves in the closing moments. We didn't compete with discipline, and the penalties did not need to be taken. In the end, we had to heroically save the game during a nervy ending.