On whether this was the situation the team expected to be in:
“No, we didn’t expect to be in it, but it’s our own fault, so we’re in this position. We’ve been fully prepared for their game, fully prepared for what they’re going to do against us, and we just haven’t stepped up to the plate. Tonight was a better effort, but we were only good for two periods. In order to win a game and especially going up with the lead in the third period, we’ve got to shut that down and make sure they don’t come back.”

On what St. Louis did effectively in the third period:
“I don’t think it had anything to do with them. I think it had everything to do with us. We weren’t pushing the way wewere in the first two periods. We weren’t hitting like we were. We weren’t getting pucks in. We weren’t getting pucks out like we were, and that’s just entirely our fault.”

On whether the team expected to be leading by more than one goal in the third period:
“I don’t think we really golt that many high score opportunities. I thought we were good, for sure, in the in the first two periods, but even when we did get that first shot, we weren’t going hard enough to the net. We weren’t getting those rebounds, thosesecond opportunities, and we weren’t putting them in. If we don’t and gritty in playoffs, you’re not going to win the playoff series, and if we don’t start doing that soon, we’re going to be in big trouble.”

On the odd-man rush that led to Barret Jackman’s game-winner:
“It was a three-on-two. Kind of went across ice, and I think the right play is to give that shot up, and he just made a good shot. There’s notihng you can do.”

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