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CSKA captain Nesterov: We are 100 percent ready for the KHL playoffs, we are always confident

MOSCOW, February 28 – RIA Novosti, Andrey Senchenko. CSKA defender and captain Nikita Nesterov noted the high preparation of the Red-Blues for the Continental Hockey League (KHL) playoffs.

CSKA finished second in the Western Conference standings after the results of the regular season. Seventh-placed Severstal became the opponent of the red-blues in the first round of the playoffs. The first match will be played on March 2 in Moscow.

“We are in excellent condition, we are 100% ready for the first round of the playoffs. Our opponent is good, fast and active. Off will be a different game. Yes, the last game with Severstal was unsuccessful, but it happened. We didn’t think so. We will act to win. We have to prove everything again and we will. Last season has long been forgotten,” Nesterov told reporters.

According to the results of February, the KHL recognized CSKA striker Mikhail Grigorenko as the best striker of the month. He scored 16 points (10 goals and 6 assists) in 12 games.

“Now we are developing some nuances, but the mood on the eve of the playoffs is belligerent. It’s good that I have been recognized as the best striker of the month in the KHL. As the season progresses, the performance takes turns: sometimes we score a lot and sometimes we don’t. We need to find a middle ground. we need to somehow win. How exactly we achieve this is not so important, “Grigorenko told reporters.

“There will be a different mood in the playoffs, different hockey. We will have to play harder on defense, easier on the team. Many players in our team know how to achieve the result. The team is protected and we have been playing together for a year already,” he said.

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