June 2, 2013 8:30 pm

June 2 postgame quotes: Tyler Toffoli

On the team coming home for Game 3:
“We have to win. I mean, it’s pretty simple. We have to come out and it’s going to be big. We’ve got to have a good start and we have to win.”

On his third period goal:
“Penns just brought it to the net and it was rolling a bit, so I just kind of chipped it in and luckily it went in, but it was a little too late for it.”

On “where the team is” trailing by two games to none:
“I mean, we’re going back home. Game 3 is going to be huge. We’ve got to bounce back, and like I said, have a good start and just play with a lead back home.’

On aspects of his line’s performance that he liked:
“Just get the pucks deep and play with the puck in their end and make them work. Make their goalie make saves and just keep getting the puck to the net.”

On his scoring chance in the first period from a ricochet off the glass:
“I was just a little late getting there. I couldn’t make a move, so the only thing I could really do was try and chip it in. He came out and he made a save.”

On the team’s overall performance for the glut of the first period:
“Yeah, we were working well, but I think we kind of got away from our game a little bit. We stopped getting it deep and turning it over a little bit and they just capitalized on their chances.”

On when he found out he was going into the lineup:
“I found out after warm-ups. [Reporter: For Mike?] Yep. [Reporter: So if he played, you weren’t going in?] Yeah, I guess so. [Reporter: Were you surprised?] You know what, I just came here preparinig like I was going to play. Rick tested out, and I guess he just wasn’t available.”

On Chicago’s second goal as a pivotal moment in the first period:
“It’s hard. It’s hard when you go down two-nothing. You know what, when you’re down two-nothing away on the road against a team like Chicago, it’s hard to come back.”

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