Postgame comments of Vyacheslav Butsayev and Nikolai Tsulygin


Nikolai Tsulygin, the head coach of "Salavat Yulaev":

- It was a hard-fought game. "Neftekhimik" attacked many times. We tried to take an advantage. Both teams had opportunities to score. The opponent had moments; our goaltender did a great job as well as goaltender of "Neftekhimik". I would like to congratulate our team and fans on this victory.

Vyacheslav Butsayev, the head coach of "Neftekhimik":

- Congrats to our opponent on a victory. Unfortunately, we got a second puck in the end of the third period. Before that, we tied the game and it seemed that the advantage was on our side. However, unfortunately, we made some mistakes in a simple situations and the opponent punished us. I agree with my colleague. It was a hard-fought game. As we like to say, we deserved at least some points. Nevertheless, as it says, in hockey, as in any kind of sport, the strongest wins. "Salavat Yulaev" was stronger than we.

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