Jussi Tapola postgame interview over Jokerit

13 January 2019

Reporter: What's your opinion about this game?

Jussi Tapola: Well, good speed hockey game. First one, chances were 7-7, so both teams were playing a lot of offense, not so much defense. And they were better in that game leading 2-1. And again second period, that’s where they had the 4-1 lead. And they were a lot better in the second. We lost too many pucks in the neutral zone and they turned those pucks fast and we didn’t get the rhythm going. And then third, well, we had 2 goals and they had one. So again we won the third but what happens in the second period, that’s our biggest issue. 

 

Reporter: In the last few games, we are not so good in the second periord, any reason?

Jussi Tapola: We don’t stay with the puck in our offensive zone. And we have to change in the wrong places. So that’s what we have to do. We’re playing with 5 defenders so they are getting tired in the second because it’s long way to change and if we don’t get the offensive zone time. They have to defense when they’re tired. So that’s one thing, we can’t lose so many pucks there in the neutral zone.

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