Andrew Calof: Every game is important
Traktor had a morning skate before the game against Torpedo in Nizhny Novgorod.
The first opponent to face for the Traktor Chelyabinsk in the new year will be the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. Forward of Traktor Andrew Calof played for that team last year and became the point leader of the regular season with 41 points (22 goals,19 assists). For the moment in the Traktor team he keeps following the same way, Calof is the leader of the points rating too, he has collected 23 points (7 goals, 16 assists). After the morning skate Andrew gave a little interview on the upcoming game.
Today there will be a game against the team you used to play for. Does it add emotions?
It`s always fun to play against your old team. But no matter what right now, every two points matter, so that`s what we focus on today.
What can you say about the opponent?
I think that they are vey offensive team. They trade you chance for chance and try to outscore you and they found success with it this year, so we have to be prepared defensively against the team like that.
Is it important to win the first game of the year?
Every game is important. We are trying to get to the playoffs, I think we have 18 games left to do that and we need to win a lot of them so we have to start tonight.