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Interviews after beating Canada at the Sochi Hockey Open

Russian Olympic team head coach Oleg Bratash:

- It was a good game. Games between Russia and Canada at any level always mean a lot. We had a good first period, however we got worse later on. I think that it's down to our mentality. When you stop following the game plan, it's hard to get back on track. Nevertheless, I want to thank the guys for their committment, especially in defence. We killed a lot of penalties, including a Canadian five on three.

Russian Olympic team forward Roman Lyubimov:

- We're fighting for the Russian flag on our chests. For all of us, it's always really important to beat Canada. We did a good job today. There was a large brawl in the game, but we're not afraid of anyone.

Russian Olympic team forward Yegor Korshkov:

- We're used to fighting for each other. In that fight, we showed Canada who's playing at home. Ilya Lyubushkin joined in the bust-up and we all got involved. We couldn't allow the Canadians to think that we're weaker.

Russian Ice Hockey Federation 

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