Postgame comments of head coahes of "Neftekhimik" and "Lokomotiv"


Mike Pelino, the head coach of "Lokomotiv":

- Good evening everyone. Congratulations to "Neftekhimik" and Slava on a victory. We knew that it was important game for "Neftekhimik", we knew they come out hard and they did. Unfortunately, they took advantage in the first half of the 1st period. I like the fact that we came back and tied up 2-2. Then I think we got a little undisciplined with our play and taking some penalties. "Neftekhimik" is a good team and they made us pay. So,hopefully we will learn from this game and came back stronger in last 4 and get ready for the playoffs.


Vyacheslav Butsayev, the head coach of "Neftekhimik":

- We are thankful to our fans for their support. You are our extra man on the ice. It was hard-battled game. We scored 2 good and fast goals. As Mike said before, "Lokomotiv" is fast and well-prepared team too and it is borbidden to make any mistakes not to be paid for this. We still have some players who experienced not enough for such games. We had a great second period despite the fact that we did not score in the power play. Fortunately, we scored a decesive goal during penalty killing. We should not get penalties at the end of the game. "Lokomotiv" had a chance to tie the game. It was a good game.

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