February 11, 2013 9:22 pm

February 11 postgame quotes: Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier earned his first win since March 17, 2012 by turning aside 21 of 22 shots in Monday’s 4-1 win over St. Louis. His rebound control was excellent as he earned third star honors and turned in one of the season’s early standout goaltending performances.

On his performance:
“[For a] first start, it felt pretty good. I’ve been working really hard with Biull Ranford and trying to keep my game at a high level. I’m sure going overseas probably helped me too. I played over 15 games, so that was good for me, I think.”

On his composure:
“I guess that’s my game, probably. Maybe I look not stressed, but sometimes inside, you know?”

On how the Kings’ strong play in front of him:
“Yeah, awesome. You know, I thought last night in Detroit we deserved at least a point, and I was really happy with their performance. They worked really hard and it paid off.”

On getting into a rhythm when shots are infrequent:
“I was just trying to stay focused. I think that’s how it’s been all year. I think last year we were giving up a lot of shots, but from the outside. This year, just on and off. We’ve just got to….find a way to stay sharp and come out with the save that we need to.”

On Alex Steen’s goal”
“It was a good shot. From a faceoff. I really didn’t see it. It seemed like it wasn’t that hard, but it just found its way in the net.”

On the length of time since his last win:
“It is a big relief. I knew I had to come out big – not only for myself, but for the team. For us right now, we’re working really hard, and it just seems like it doesn’t go away and I was really happy that we worked hard and it really showed tonight for two points.”

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