April 27, 2013 11:22 pm

April 27 postgame quotes: Brad Richardson

On what his line did effectively against San Jose:
“I thought we had a lot of clean breakouts. We didn’t have a ton of turnovers there coming out of our zone, so that helps getting clean breakouts and having some possession and entries. We cycled the puck well and we were bringing pucks to the net, so I thought both Toffoli and Nolan played great tonight.”

On the third period passing sequence that set up Justin Williams’ goal:
“It was just a nice play. The old classic give-and-go. It still works.”

On facing the St. Louis Blues in the first round:
“It’s going to be tough. We played them last year. We know what they’re about – big, physical team. We’re really looking forward to it. We’re excited, and we’re excited to leave tomorrow and get in there.”

On potentially having more of a cemented spot in the lineup compared to last year’s playoffs:
“I’m excited to get in there. Last year it was a weird playoff…but playoffs are what it’s about. To raise your game and be a part of that’s always fun. We’re looking to do something special again.”

On whether the team still calls on experience from last year’s playoffs:
“I mean, it’s definitely last year, but it’s nice to draw on those times you went through. Last year was last year. That was definitely the best time in my life playing hockey for sure, and I think we all want that feeling again. But it’s a long journey, a long road, and we’ve just got to kind of keep our heads on straight.”

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