Vladimir Antipov: Neftekhimik was stubborn tonight

Why were there so many penalties?
The match was tough; our opponents played quick hockey, so we had to commit penalties. I have to give credit where credit is due – Neftekhimik was very stubborn tonight.

What happened when Katichev got ejected?
It seemed to me it was a clean hit, but it’s hard to tell without watching the replay.

ending was absolutely nerve-racking
Definitely. Neftekhimik wanted to tie the game so much. The match resembled playoff in terms of the game’s nerve.