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Valeri Bragin speaks after playing Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod

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HC SKA head coach Valeri Bragin:

- Both teams had a lot of opportunities today, but the key was that they used their powerplays. We needed to score on the two-man advantage.

- Did the break after the previous match hinder you?

- I wouldn't say that, we had a lot of chances which we couldn't use. We played well at equal strength.

- Alexander Samonov once again conceded three goals. Is there a problem with his psychology?

- I don't think so. He wasn't to blame for the goals.

- If he wasn't to blame, why did you pull him?

- We needed to change something.

- Linden Vey is in the first line, but he's not playing overly well.

- We're searching for the best line combinations and chemistry.

Valeri Bragin speaks after playing Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod

- Was the poor powerplay performance the decisive factor?

- They scored, whereas we didn't. The key moment was when we didn't score on the 5-on-3.

- Matvei Michkov only spent around five minutes on the ice. Was this your plan?

- The game turned out this way, we were on the penalty kill and powerplay regularly. That's why he didn't play much.

- Why didn't Vasily Tokranov play?

- He has a small injury.

- Are you happy with the changes made to the first two lines?

- We are searching for chemistry. We will analyse the match and decide what to do in future games.

- You seemed to play quite open in defence.

- I wouldn't say that. There was a positional mistake for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod's third goal, but otherwise we were solid at the back. The problem was that we allowed the opponents to score three early goals.

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