April 4, 2013 11:17 pm

April 4 postgame quotes: Justin Williams

On his line getting good looks at the net:
“Yeah, I agree. Kopi had a semi-breakaway tonight. Brownie had a lot of shots, and myself –I know I’ve had a lot of shots this year and I just feel if I kept putting them to the net, good things would happen and I’ve gotten some lucky ones throughout this little stretch here and I’ve gotten some good ones.”

On whether his goal helps him compete with Jeff Carter in the goal category:
“No, we all know who the goal leader is. He got another one tonight. We’re going to need that from our right wingers to continue that.”

On whether this game served as “payback”:
“Yeah, we owed them. Absolutely. We had a 3-1 lead in their building, let them come back and we had them on a back to back then, also, and we had them on a back-to-back tonight. We didn’t let them back in this game mostly from Bernier’s play, and we were able to get one.”

On his first impression of Robyn Regehr:
“Well, I’m familiar playing against him, and I didn’t really care for it. He’s exactly what we thought he was. He’s a hard-nosed defenseman. He’s hard to play against, and he’s not going to give an inch to anyone on the opposite team, and that’s what we need.”

On only Bobby Orr making end-to-end rushes to score goals:
“Well I didn’t really beat anybody. He used to beat a lot of guys and go around the net and then beat the goalie again…I just skated up the wall and put one in.”

On whether this game was the opposite of the “sloppy” Minnesota game last week:
“I think in spurts it was. I thought we got a little sloppy in the second period, and a little bit towards the end of the first. But I thought we finished the game well. I thought the thihrd period we had a great shift to open it up. Mike’s line, I thought, played a great game tonight, and we didn’t let them back in the game. We didn’t give them an inch. That was mostly because of Bernier.”

On Kyle Clifford’s performance:
“Well, he creates space. That’s what he does. He’s a big body who’s going to be first on the forecheck most of the time. Mike is the passer, Jeff is the scorer. Everyone needs a little bit of mix on a line, and tonight I thought they all played a great game.”

On what has led to his goal scoring streak:
“Oh, I don’t know. I have a lot of shots this year, so I just assumed at some point they’re going to start to go in.”

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