May 4, 2013 10:46 pm

May 4 postgame quotes: Justin Williams

On his play to dive and disrupt a St. Louis scoring opportunity:
“I still didn’t think we played a great third period. Obviously, we didn’t let them score, which was great, but we needed to learn from what we did in the previous game was surrender a goal and then surrender a late goal. We got the win. We’re happy about it. We’ve got to clean a few things up, but late in a game you’re trying to keep the puck out of your net. It was just a desperation play to try to preserve the shutout.”

On playing in tight, low-scoring games:
“I think it’s great, because you can’t take a shift off. You take a shift off, it could be the difference in a game. Your mind needs to be ready every single time you get on that ice, because little plays turn into big plays in series like this, and we got big plays out of our goaltender tonight.”

On whether the team felt that the season was resting on this game:
“There’s no secret that not many teams have comeback from three-nothing deficits. That’s plain and simple. That’s cut and dry. Obviously it’s first to four, but this is a game that we needed to have. And game four is going to be the same. We don’t want to be going back there down three-one. We want to put a little bit of pressure on them, win a game, see what happens.”

On a “light” mood in the dressing room after the morning skate:
“We’ve had guys that have been through a lot, and we’ve been through a lot together, which helps. So we knew we needed it. We knew that maybe the first goal was going to win the game. It did, and as a result we’re not where we want to be yet, but it got a big win for us.”

On whether it was good to see Slava Voynov “get one”:
“Good to see anybody get one.”

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