On where this series ranks amongst the mentally tiring series he has played in:
“It’s up there with all of them. Maybe a little more physically tiring. A lot of physical play. They’re a competitive group over there. Every game was a one-goal game. All six of them could’ve gone either way. So we’re very fortunate to come out. You’ve got all the respect in the world for that team. They battled hard, and we were fortunate to come out with the series win. We’ve got to get our rest and get ready for the next round and make sure we’re prepared for that.”

On what he expects to remember from this series:
“We kept competing. Obviously we were down two-nothing. It’s kind of funny, on the flight home after the second game…I felt like the plane ride home from some losses, the team was a little more down than we were after being down two-nothing…Guys kind of kept upbeat, and we had confidence in ourselves and we played hard.”

On whether he’d prefer to face the Ducks or Sharks in the second round:
“Both teams are great. Both teams are going to bring kind of different elements into the game. You can’t pick either one, because whoever you pick, you’re going to play the other one and they’re going to beat you. I was talking earlier about Anaheim – if we played them, everyone always talks of a rivalry between the two of us. I haven’t seen it yet. Obviously it’s competitive, but every team we play in the Western Conference is competitive. So it would be good to kind of form that rivalry, play them in a playoff series that the Kings and Ducks never have done before, so it’d be good to finally actually kind of form that rivalry. Obviously, if we play the Sharks, it’s something that we’ve already started building up a bit. A couple years ago we played them. They’re both great teams, and they’re both going to bring a heavy workload attitude into the game. We’d have to be ready for either one.”

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