May 20, 2012 4:34 pm

Penner postgame quotes (May 20)

Dustin Penner’s postgame thoughts…

(on the game…)
PENNER: “They played really well. It’s a good lesson for us. We had got the bounces, for the most part, until tonight. They threw themselves in front of a lot of shots. Their PK was really good and they got a power-play goal. So, they definitely earned this one, and we couldn’t find an answer for Smith.’’

(on the pressure the Kings put on Smith…)
PENNER: “Well, it wasn’t good enough. You talk about screen, tip, rebound, and we didn’t get enough of that tonight. We let him see too many pucks, and we didn’t get enough second chances.’’

(on playing too much from the perimeter…)
PENNER: “I think that’s what I alluded to there. It was just kind of, one and done.’’

(on not getting a power-play goal…)
PENNER: “It would have been nice. They earned this one. There’s not much more we can say. We’re going to regroup and, like I said, it’s a good lesson for us.’’

(on Mike Smith’s game…)
PENNER: “He’s been a great goalie for them all year. As forwards, we’ve got to do something different, or a little bit better, to make him work harder, and not just be satisfied with getting the puck on net, but maybe picking a spot or trying to beat him clean or putting it off his pads so we can get a rebound goal. We’ve had success doing that, so we have to get back to that.’’

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