June 1, 2013 7:08 pm

June 1 postgame quotes: Jarret Stoll

In his return to the lineup after missing six games due to a concussion suffered in Game 1 of the San Jose series, Jarret Stoll registered 23 shifts in 15:14 of ice time for an average of 39 seconds per shift. He took one shot and was not credited with a hit, though he was effective in his 59 seconds of penalty killing and won 10 of 19 faceoffs.

On playing in his first game since Game 1 of the second round:
“It felt good. Just couldn’t find a way to get the win. Same old story on the road here. A two-one loss, we’ve got to be better in a lot of areas.”

On the team’s postseason struggles away from Staples Center:
“We’re not far off. Turnovers in the neutral zone tonight cost us. The blue lines are important. Our blue line, their blue line. Getting it out, getting it in. We didn’t do that good enough tonight. They had a deflection goal, that second goal – it’s tough for Quickie to stop that one. We’ve just got to find a way to score more than one goal. You’re not going to win many games doing that. We know that. It’s proven. Our offense has to get going.”

On whether there is more of a challenge returning in the playoffs than the regular season:
“You try not to think of it like that. You just simplify everything, just do little things that you know that you do well. Just do those, and then move on from there. Just short shifts, be physical, Give a hit, take a hit. I know I took a hit in the first shift. That helps. So just simplify everything.”

On receiving a hit in his first shift back:
“Well, you’ve got to get right into it. You shouldn’t have any doubt at all. Otherwise, you shouldn’t be in the lineup. No, I didn’t think of anything like that. That’s why I played. We’re moving forward, moving on.”

On any part of the game that he felt rusty at:
“No. I just think shifts were short. But I felt fine.”

On whether the team felt like “one got away” considering they held a lead:
“No. We’ve got to be better. We didn’t deserve to win that game. That’s the bottom line. I don’t think any of us in here could say we deserved to win that game. So we didn’t.”

On why the team wasn’t able to execute its own style:
“Turnovers. The second period there was a lot of choppy play in the neutral zone, hacking and whacking at pucks. They came up with a lot of those pucks and got them in behind our defense, and therefore they scored a couple of goals off of it. Also, we were playing more D-zone than we needed to or that we wanted to. We’ve got to get pucks in. We’ve got to get our forecheck going and get our speed, big heavy, physical game going that way.”

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