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February 25, 2013 10:45 pm

February 25 postgame quotes: Jake Muzzin

On Monday’s win:
“This was a big game for us, a divisional game. We’ve got games in hand. To get in a playoff spot, this is a big game for us, and we showed a lot of character coming back and sticking with it [for] the full 60 minutes. We’ve been preaching about that for the last couple of weeks, and we feel like we’ve been getting better and better at it. Tonight paid off for us [with] a couple of goals there in the third, and we held on for the win.”

On the team’s resilience on battling back from two deficits:
“I think the guys are starting to get that confidence back and that little swag that we need. We’ve got a great group of guys in here from defense, goalies, right to forwards. It was a great effort tonight, and a big win for our club.”

On how he scored a power play goal:
“I just beat him, man. Good power play. We’ve been working on our little routes there. Kopi made a nice bump pass to me in the middle, and I faked pass and shot it and just beat him glove.”

On his poise and decision making in his own end of the ice:
“Those plays, they’re so important. We spend less time in our zone, and especially against a club like this with guys like Perry, Getzlaf, Selanne – dangerous guys – where if you give them time in the zone, they’re going to find a way to take advantage of it. Those plays are huge for us. We’ve been working on them. I’ve been working a lot with Johnny (John Stevens) on little deception plays, and Dewey’s helped me out a lot here with talk on going back for pucks and with the goalies, so all the little stuff adds up and in games like this it goes well.”

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