“We played with Avangard because we will continue to play, but the fight will be decent” – Ak Bars striker Petrov

Before “Ak Barca » Kirill Petrov believes the series with Avangard in the KHL Eastern Conference Finals will be interesting.

Avangard beat Sibir (4-1) and Metallurg (4-0) in the first two rounds, while Ak Bars beat Neftekhimik and Admiral (both series 4-2).

– Neftekhimik and Admiral are different teams, some are fast, some defend well, they have such Finnish hockey. Both teams are bad. And what is the experience? Now we know how to fly to the Far East. It was interesting to test our strength, decent teams, shook our nerves – be healthy!

Encounter with the Vanguard? No principle. I played there for a whole year, I didn’t swear with anyone, I have good relations with everyone. I want to win, but they lost three series against them – somewhere a bit of bad luck. They are also a good team, I think it will be an interesting series, I don’t know how many matches. But the fight will be decent. They didn’t start the regular season well, but now the team is good in both player selection and implementation, and there are good teams for the majority. In general, we prepare as usual.

At the majority level, we have a lot of things that are not working, especially on the road. And in terms of spirit and character, there are no problems, everyone understands our goal. We play systematically and we play to the detriment of this opponent. We play strictly, we have normal hockey, which brings victories. What’s the point of playing offense if you get 0-4 in the series? Slowly with each match, we are going towards our result. All installations are done. And we played with Avangard the same way we will continue to play, we will make minor adjustments,” Petrov told Metaratings.ru.

The first game of the series will take place on April 1 in Kazan.

Watch live broadcasts of matches of the Fonbet KHL Championship on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru websites.


Source : MatchTV

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