The day before, the meeting of the teams ended with a victory for the Kazan team with a score of 5:4 (OT). After 8 matches, “Vityaz” with 3 points takes 11th place in the Western Conference of the Fonbet KHL Championship.
— In Kazan, you were close to your first victory in regulation time. Why couldn’t you maintain your advantage?
— After all, our range has been updated quite seriously. I probably didn’t have enough experience in team play. Well done guys, everyone fought. I think it’s a good result. We are starting to understand the game and the requirements of the technical staff. I think we will continue to gain momentum.
— The puck came at you several times while Ak Bars was playing with an empty goal. Have you ever thought about shooting on goal?
– This rarely happens. I am a believer in the idea that everyone should do their job. I will not try anything to the detriment of the team.
— Dmitry Yashkin scored a hat-trick. How to fight it in no time?
– This is his strong point. He took advantage of his best qualities. Again, we don’t have enough experience. We start to fight him with the heel, which is absolutely forbidden to do, you have to control your stick. We are still trying to get out a 2 meter, 100 kilogram man who ate the dog.
— Does the result put pressure on the team?
– Everything goes through work. We work, we don’t pay attention to the result. We are a bit missing a hockey god to help us. I think it will be better,” Shikin said.
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