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March 18, 2013 11:09 pm

March 18 postgame quotes: Jonathan Quick

On the penalty killing:
“It was great and we even created a couple of chances I think on the PK. That’s something that we did so well last year that we haven’t been as great this year at is our PK and I thought we did a great job of taking away their threats and not letting them get to make quality chances.”

On Doughty clearing the puck from the goalmouth:
“He’s done that a few times for me so he’s padded my stats a little bit. He’s been great. Obviously he’s doing what he’s been doing since he came in this league and every year he’s a little better than last year, so it’s great having him in front of me and when he plays as many minutes as he does and he’s played against top lines every night, he does it well so it’s just another play he’s done that helped me out.”

On Tyler Toffoli’s goal:
“You’re happy for him, that he’s able to get it, and the fact that it comes on a night that we win the game makes it a little more special. Obviously, it’s the first of many.”

On an evenly played game being broken open in the third period:
“It was a bit back and forth. I think we had a couple of opportunities there in the first, second period that we took advantage of, and then obviously in the third we took advantage of a couple more. You kind of smell a little blood in the water, and guys really jumped on it and put the game away a little bit earlier in the third, so it was good. It’s good to see that. At the end of the day, we get these guys again tomorrow night. Right now, it’s zero-zero, so those goals are all in the past. You’ve just got to start fresh, look at tape, see what we did well, see what we didn’t do so well, and be better tomorrow night.”

On whether the lockout impacted goaltenders more than skaters:
“I don’t know. I think it impacts everybody. Everybody missed the same amount of time. Everybody starts on an even playing field… At the end of the day, it’s on you to get prepared for the season. I think everyone missed the same amount of time. I don’t know. I think it’s even.”

On the challenge of summoning intensity after winning a Stanley Cup:
“Obviously we had a little bit of a slower start, but I think we’ve been playing good hockey lately.”

On the Pacific Division-heavy stretch of the schedule:
“Well, we saw San Jose for the first time last week, and they beat us up, and then we beat them up. It’s going to be back and forth, and you’ve got to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity that you have. We get Phoenix again tomorrow night, and like I said earlier, it’s zero-zero, so we start fresh. You’ve got to get ready for tomorrow.”

On whether the shutout carried any additional significance:
“It’s a win, two points. No matter how you do it, it’s still two points. It’s good to get the win. It’s going to mean nothing tomorrow, so we’ve got to get ready for tomorrow.”

On whether he’s in more of a groove now than earlier in the season:
“I felt good tonight, if that’s what you mean. I felt good tonight. You make a couple saves, you give your team a chance to win, and then in the third period the guys put it away.”

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