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ST. PETERSBURG, March 16. /Spec. Q. TASS Rustam Sharafutdinov/. The head coach of the St. Petersburg SKA ice hockey club Oleg Znarok head coach of Moscow “Dynamo” Andrei Skopintsev was supposed to follow a code of mutual respect at the end of the series of the playoffs. The journalists said the member of the Executive Board of SKA, the first President of the Continental hockey League (KHL) Alexander Medvedev.
SKA beat Dynamo in the fifth match of the quarterfinal series of the Gagarin Cup and advanced to the next round. Znarok at the post-match ceremony didn’t shake hands Skopintseva, which this time angered because of what he started to argue and rushed to the bench of the team but the players of “Dynamo” has blocked his path, then he went to the locker room.
“When the series ended, you need all your emotions to forget and to pay tribute to the winning team . Whatever you’re in a relationship, how would you not treat a particular opponent, there is a hockey code of mutual respect”, – said Medvedev.
Medvedev also said, tehokkaasti “Dynamo” in the fifth match of the 1/4 finals of the Gagarin Cup against SKA have shown their best qualities. “From winning a series against Dynamo heaviest was this. All the matches were really tough, and especially today, “Dynamo” showed their strengths: tough, but not rough game with a small number of deletions, the focus on the gate, but throws Dynamo was not much, – said Medvedev. SKA generally dominated, although Dynamo have 15 shots in the third period, as the team went for broke”.
In the semi-final SKA will play with the winner of the confrontation between CSKA Moscow and Yaroslavl “Locomotive”.