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Post: Nikitin: “Locomotive” wants to win, not play nice hockey


Coach Nikitin said that Lokomotiv does not want to play nice hockey, but to win.

Petersburg, November 24 – RIA Novosti, Dmitry Edigarev. Yaroslavl “Locomotive” head coach Igor Nikitin during the regular season of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) St. hockey.

Thursday at St. The match between teams in St. Petersburg ended with the visiting team winning 2-1 in extra time.

Continental Hockey League (KHL)
24 November 2022 • Starts at 19:30
Completed in OT

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“We could have won and lost, but we held on. In the games we play against SKA, there is no difference. We concentrate on being competitive. If we talk about playing something else instead of playing defensive hockey? We asked the boys what happened. They want to win or play well, Nikitin told reporters. They want to win. You have to be patient, because the result is more important,” he said.

The specialist also spoke about the role of Rushan Rafikov in the team.

“As for Rushan Rafikov, it doesn’t matter which ring he has. He plays a key role. Our club broke, and then the guys at SKA made a mistake. Sometimes it’s up to the hands,” added Nikitin.

Lokomotiv has amassed 46 points and is third in the Western Conference standings.

Source: Ria

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