Head coaches of "Neftekhimik" and "Ak Bars" summed up the outcome of the game
Dmitry Kvartalnov, the head coach of "Ak Bars":
- Congratulations to my collegue and "Neftekhimik" on a victory. Both teams had opportunities to score. The outcome of the game was determined in shootouts.
Vyacheslav Butsayev, the head coach of "Neftekhimik":
- First of all, I would like to congratulate our fans and our team on a victory. We did not win for a long time. I agree with my colleague, the game was equal, we saw a hard battle. Goalies did a great job.
- Today we saw some changes in the roster. Do you want to find the best chemistry between players?
- That is right. We have some injured players. Some of them will join the team after 1st of January, some of them later. Therefore, we are looking for the chemistry between players.
- Will Poryadin join the team soon?
- I do not think that it will be soon.
- Why "Neftekhimik" played not well in power play?
- "Ak Bars" played good in penalty killing.
- The trade deadline is coming. Will the team sign any players?
- It depends on players. We cannot sign someone just for no special reason.