Players Nizhny Novgorod “torpedo” could better play in the attack on the home arena for the fourth match of the first round of the playoffs the Gagarin Cup against St. Petersburg SKA, said the chief coach of the national team of Finland Kari Jalonen.
Tuesday “torpedo” in the fourth match of the first round of the playoffs CHL house gave SKA with the score 1:3. Alone arrived in Nizhny Novgorod, to observe the actions of candidates for the national team of Finland, which in this game was five: goalkeeper SKA Mikko Koskinen, defender of “torpedo” Juuso Hietanen and forwards Nizhegorodtsev Veli-Matti Savinainen, Sakari Salminen and Jarkko Immonen.
“It was a good game, but SKA scored enough light washers, and “torpedo” is not the best played in the attack. I perfectly know how to “torpedo” can play in their home arena,” said the Agency “R-Sport” Jalonen, who coached Nizhegorodtsev in 2011-2012.
“Players “torpedo” know what to play them anymore, because then the next match will be his last. Therefore, they should make every effort to win. I haven’t seen the previous games in this series, watched other candidates for the national team, so it’s hard for me to predict what will happen next game,” added the expert.
He admitted that he gladly came to Nizhny Novgorod. “The Palace is still full and also supports their team. I had many happy moments here, and when I walked into the arena, they appeared again in my memory,” he said.