Traktor vs. Atlant 4:2. Press-conference after the match

Janne Karlsson, Atlant’s head coach:
I don’t know what to say. We have played several decent games recently, including today’s match. However, we don’t get the needed results and points. The only thing left for us to do is to forget this match and keep up the hard work.

Valery Belousov, Traktor’s head coach:
We played terribly in the second period, having made a lot mistakes. We have to overcome the goal deficit in third consecutive match; that’s not normal. It’s great that we were focused in the third period and put the game away. Despite I had to shake up the lines, my boys showed they still knew how to score the goals.

Question to Belousov: How serious is Kuznetsov’s injury?
No information on that so far.

Question to Belousov: Traktor’s defensemen scored only two collective goals thus far in the season. Obviously their primary target is to prevent forwards from scoring, but it would be great to see them help the attackers more.
You said it yourself – their primary target is not to let the opponents score. We’ve got forwards to score.

Question to Belousov: When is Andrey Mezin going to take Garnett’s place in the net?
All in good time, you’ll just have to wait a little longer.