The Captain of Ak Bars Alexy Morozov: "The smoke drove the fans and my friend Sasha Ovechkin out from arena".
"I came to Moscow to see my sick grandfather," Ovechkin joined the conversation. "He has not yet been recovered, so the smoke bomb is not the worst thing in my life right now. But I am going back to Washington, I am flying back on Sunday..."
After Ovechkin left Luzhniki arena, he told to SovSport correspondent Kirill Belyakov:
"In such situation the hockey players can't play, they shouldn't even be on ice. I was sitting on the top of the podium and it was impossible to breathe there. A bitter taste in the mouth, eyes with tears... So the cancellation of the game was absolutely the right decision. And in my memory I don't remember anything like that. I certainly respect the fans, but... that's too much!"
The Head Coach of Moscow Dynamo Vladimir Vuytek is from Czech Republic. He said that it happened before in Czech Republic, they waited for 2 hours, but the smoke didn't disappear and the game was also canceled back then.