Jussi Tapola postgame interview over Spartak

24 November 2018

Reporter: What's your opinion about this game?

Jussi Tapola: Good level hockey game, good opponent today, hard battles, good physical game. Small margins like one power play goal be scored, and we couldn’t score today and that was it. One goal game and we lost it then. Of course, we have to find ways to score those goals. You can’t win these games without it. But I think it was one of the best games in total, through 60 minutes, we had played this season.

 Third period was especially good for our team, why couldn’t we play the same level all 3 periods.

 Well, that’s the name of the game. If you can always play your best, that’s not so simple. Because our opponent was playing so well in the first two. 

Reporter: Why you decided to let Tomas Kundreatek left the team?

Jussi Tapola: We didn’t have space for him any more in the roster. We have now a couple of new Ds, they played well. All good to Kundy, he’s a good guy, a good player. And I think in our team he didn’t get the power play time he needs as the role. We couldn’t offer that role. So it’s better to try to have it some other team.

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