March 16, 2013 10:58 pm

March 16 postgame quotes: Jonathan Bernier

On the importance of the win:
“It’s a big two points. We went in there [on Thursday], and I thought we battled hard and tried to come back in the game, and they came out with the victory. For us, it was very important to come here in our building and make a statement.”

On his save on Logan Couture shortly after San Jose’s goal, and on the momentum change:
“He just got open right in the slot, and I was lucky enough to be in good position, and it just hit me in the chest…After that, I thought momentum kind of switched, and obviously when they scored, they got the momentum on their side, and it felt like we were just trying to survive. We scored that third goal, and that kind of gave us the momentum back on our side.”

On his save on the penalty shot:
“I knew he was ready coming down, and I tried to give him a little bit of glove, and wanted him to shoot where I wanted, and he did. It’s a shootout. It goes either way.”

On whether that save switched momentum back to the Kings:
“Well, obviously…that third goal, we calmed down after that, and then we just kept scoring, scoring. But they had a good game, I thought after their first goal, they came at us really hard, and they had some good play in our zone, and they’re a good team. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and we did the job.”

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