March 20, 2012 10:48 pm

Mitchell postgame quotes (March 20)

Willie Mitchell’s postgame thoughts…

(on being in a playoff mindset right now…)
MITCHELL: “It started a while ago for us. It started a long time ago for us. We knew we had a tough road to climb, and we still do. There’s lots of work to do. It’s just one game. We’ve got San Jose a couple more times, and we’ve got St. Louis and Boston coming up here. There are no easy games in this league, as you guys know, and especially against those two teams. We’ll look to just try to continue to play well.’’

(on the 4-on-3 goal…)
MITCHELL: “It was a double minor and then they took one right after so it was a 5-on-3. Then we ended up getting a penalty and it was a 4-on-3. I said on the bench to Greener at the time, `I don’t mind it going 4-on-3,’ because sometimes with a 5-on-3, it’s almost like there are too many options and guys don’t shoot the puck enough. It went to 4-on-3 there and sure enough we scored on the 4-on-3 because guys get in that mode, like I said, where they shoot more. … A big goal there. When you work hard and control the game for the most part, you’re going to get the other team taking penalties. If you play an up-tempo game, they’re going to be reaching in, and it makes those guys more susceptible to taking penalties.’’

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