April 23, 2013 8:37 pm

April 23 postgame quotes: Jeff Carter

On his late second period goal:
“I just came off the bench. It was a good play – I know Richie (Brad Richardson) was out there. I’m not sure who the other winger was, but they were battling hard, though. I came off the bench and I think they just kind of lost me. It was one of the only times that we actually got on the forecheck and stopped pucks up.”

On the game’s struggles in the first and second periods:
“I think we just got outworked. We turned pucks over. We weren’t skating. They were the hungrier team, and they won all the battles.”

On playing a desperate team:
“Yeah. It was a pretty important one for us, too. Mean, we should’ve been ready, right? We needed these two points, and there’s no excuses. We needed to be ready. We better be ready tomorrow.”

On whether it’s good to be playing again on Wednesday:
“Yeah. It’s always good. Obviously we need to learn from this, but it’s nice that we get to go right back at it tomorrow. Now it’s a really big two points.”

On if his body is holding up well with heavy ice time late in a compacted season:
“Yeah, I’m fine.”

On whether the heavy ice time got him in a good rhythm:
“I didn’t even really notice it too much. I thought we were rolling ‘em pretty good. I’m not sure what it looked like from up there.”

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