Postgame comments of head coaches of "Neftekhimik" and "Avtomobilist"


Andrei Martemyanov, the head coach of "Avtomobilist":

- It was a hard game. It is always hard to play against "Neftekhimik". "Neftekhimik" played well enugh in defense. That is why we did not have many chances to score. I am proud of our guys for battling to the very end. In the third period we changed our tactic and began to play simply and won in SO. It was necessary to win today. 

 Vyacheslav Butsayev, the head coach of "Neftekhimik":

- We got 1 point today. Nevertheless, we could get 2 points. In SO the main thing is individual skill of player.
Our team played good today. The whole team was sticking to our tactic and we did not have any mistakes. I cannot blame our team, because they did their best to win. Unfortunately, we did not score second puck in regular time.

 - How is the mood of the team? Do the team want to get playoffs?

- All of our guys want to reach playoffs. They conscientiously do their job. We are still fighting to the very end. We will not give up; believe me! Sure, we got strong opponents; nevertheless, today was the best game of the month. 

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