HC SKA head coach Alexei Kudashov:
- Congratulations to Spartak, they took advantage of our mistakes for their goals, especially in the first period. We had warned our players of their threat on the counter. We did try to recover, attacking a lot in the process, but we didn’t crash the net enough and we lacked aggressiveness.
- Players from the 2020 World Junior Championship have returned from the competition.
- They should return to the first team. I think that you will see them soon.
HC Spartak Moscow head coach Oleg Znarok:
- The guys showed character and spirit, playing with intelligence. There were mistakes, but they stuck to the game plan. The special teams worked well.
- Spartak are now making use of their powerplay opportunities. Will Fyodor Malykhin stay there?
- Fyodor often plays on the powerplay, he’s performing well. He missed the game against Dynamo Moscow.
- Will there be squad rotation for the match against Jokerit Helsinki tomorrow?
- We haven’t spoken about that, but yes, we probably will make some changes. These are two games against serious opponents. We will see how the players feel.
- Robin Hanzl scored 1 on 1, an aspect of the game which had been a problem. Did you work over this at training?
- He didn't have such an opportunity against Dynamo Moscow. We had good chances shorthanded today too.