Ilya Khokhlov: «Fortune smiles upon the strongest»


Neftekhimik defenman Ilya Khokhlov speaks with the media after a following 1–3.

– I think that we played well. Our team created quite a lot of scoring chances. The opposing goaltender played great; we did not take advantage of these chances and were not lucky enough. We did not score on the power play.

– Is it right to say that we were not lucky enough?

– As it says, fortune smiles upon the strongest. There is no point to talk about being lucky. We did not take advantage of goal-scoring chances we had, and the opponent took advantage of our mistakes.

– Was it difficult to play when there are more than 10 thousand fans cheering for an opposing team?

– In Novosibirsk, people always visit games. There is a great atmosphere. It is great to play when there plenty of the fans, at least cheering for your team. At home, as it says, home ice helps too. It is okay, we have two more games against Sibir.

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