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Reaction after the Euro Hockey Tour loss to Finland

26.04.2018
Russian national team interim head coach Ilya Vorobyov:

- From a positive side, we showed our character and equalised in the third period. However, at this level, you have to take advantage of your opportunities. Information about Artyom Anisimov? We need Artyom, we have problems with injuries and we require help. Last night, Nikita Zaitsev completed his NHL campaign, we don't have any concrete information about his arrival. We are putting documents together for Artyom Anisimov. When Pavel Datsyuk and Nikita Gusev return, we will be stronger on the powerplay. Viktor Tikhonov is ill, so he didn't play. We took too many penalties because of high sticks, we will work in order to improve. Kirill Kaprizov needs time to recover, maybe he'll be available for the third match.

Russian national team forward Alexander Barabanov:

- We have to start capitalising on our chances. For my goal, there was a scramble on the crease, Ilya Kablukov and Maxim Mamin worked hard on the slot and I managed to score. In the penalty shootout, it felt as though they put oil on the ice, the puck was slipping everywhere. It's great that we have competition within the team.

Russian national team forward Viktor Tikhonov:

- We had time to rest and prepare. Pavel Buchnevich is a player, he did well in this match. Our line is doing well so far, but we're continuing to build up mutual understanding.

Russian Ice Hockey Federation

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