“The second half against Dynamo is close to ideal, but it’s not the limit” – Larionov

“The second half against Dynamo is close to ideal, but it’s not the limit” – Larionov

Head coach of Nizhny Novgorod “Torpedo » Igor Larionov after a major victory against Dynamo Moscow, he said that the second half of the team’s performance was close to ideal, but this is not the limit and a series of such matches is necessary.

On Saturday, Torpedo defeated Dynamo with a score of 7:1 in the Fonbet KHL championship match.

— I congratulate the team and the fans on the victory, I wish the opponent to recover and win the next match.

— The third period was unsuccessful. What is the reason? Can we call this your concept of not humiliating your opponent?

— Matches like this don’t happen often. It was the third match in five days. There was no economy mode in the third period. We wanted to avoid injuries, but continue to play our hockey.

— In the match against Kunlun, Torpedo did not play so effectively, what was the reason?

— We don’t watch a match or two, we concentrate on each opponent. After two consecutive defeats, it was important to regain confidence with the match in Mytishchi. I’m happy that today the team came out loaded and gave their fans a good evening so they could spend the weekend discussing our game.

— You talked a lot about foreign players, but you brought Bobby Lynch into the team. Why did you decide to transfer it?

— Our team does not have large financial resources. If we take a player, we do it so that we can resell him for a profit later. Bobby has successfully joined the team, let’s not force his investment in the outcome. If it starts playing and there are people who want to buy it, we will discuss this issue.

— There is an opinion that the second period was the best of the season, what do you think of this period?

— Thanks to the guys for playing well, we constantly demand it. The second half today was close to ideal, but I already told the guys in the locker room that this is not the limit, we need a series of matches like this. Games like these make fans happy.

— What is the situation with the restoration of goalkeeper Kulbakov and when can we expect Melnichuk’s debut?

— Ivan Ivanovich is in perfect condition, he is back in full training. It is not yet known whether he will play the match against Lokomotiv. They wanted to put Melnichuk in the third period, I turned to him and asked if he wanted to play, but he said it was difficult to play “cold.”

— Can we say that the matches with Dynamo are particularly important?

— I don’t want to fall into euphoria, I always tell players that a single match will not make a career. Any team can lose big. Even in Detroit, with ten future Hockey Hall of Famers, we lost 1:6 and 2:7. A game with any opponent is a regular season game. We want to build a team that is in the top group.

— When can we expect Nikolai Kovalenko?

“I think Kolya will be available for the match against Spartak on October 14,” reports the correspondent of , according to Larionov’s words.

Torpedo, with 23 points in 15 matches, occupies first place in the Western Conference standings.

Watch Fonbet matches of the KHL championship on the channels of the Match holding company, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru

Source : MatchTV

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