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.
The 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.