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February 5, 2013 8:53 pm

February 5 postgame quotes: Mike Richards

On what he saw of the hit on Rob Scuderi, and the following engagement:
“I didn’t really see much, to be honest with you. It happened pretty quick, and I was the closest to him and it really happened quickly.”

On the pivotal penalty kill and the Quick save in the third period:
“The penalty kill was good. I was sitting in the box. I had a pretty good view of it. We’ve built a lot of momentum over a lot of games that I’ve been here with good penalty killing, and tonight was no different. Quickie made a couple big saves there in the third period. I say that a lot, but he seems to step on his head when we need him.”

On Brandon Dubinsky alluding to no bad blood between the former Atlantic Division foes:
“To be honest, I said the same thing in the hallway. It’s just one of those things. I think it was obviously a heated rivalry with Philly and New York, so I think that was probably one of the main things – that we play each other so often. Stuff happens.”

On whether that Philadelphia/New York rivalry “might continue in the Western Conference”:
“I hope not. I’m tired of fighting him. He’s strong. But he’s a good player. He works hard and finishes his hits, and it was just obviously something that happens in hockey.”

On whether he thought it was a “little more than finishing a hit”:
“I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t even really see the play. I saw the result, that’s it.”

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