Russia coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin:
"We understand Canada is young and inexperienced. We wanted to use as little energy as possible today. Our goal was to win and we did."
Russia captain Maria Borodokova:
"We performed well today, better than in previous games. We hope to continue to improve."
Russia player Liubov Shashkova:
"The last time I played against Canada was 1996, so I was looking forward to this match. They have an intriguing set of players."
Canada coach Arnd Ludwig:
"We started the match with too much respect for them and made too many errors. But we improved as the match went on. That is important."
Canada captain Tammy Louise Mahon:
"There was no pressure on us. We were playing the defending champions. We just tried to work on our game."
Canada player Marisa Field:
"We started slowly today. We gained momentum towards the end. I'm proud of our team."