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October 4, 2013 10:05 pm

October 4 postgame quotes: Quick, Scrivens

Jonathan Quick, on whether he was “fighting it,” and how he felt during the game:
No, I didn’t feel like I was fighting it. They get three cheesy ones – pucks rolling. I’m sure if you ask the o, they didn’t know where it was going. There’s three right there for you, and then they got one that was underneath me. I didn’t hear a whistle, so I thought it was around me. I started looking for it, and it was underneath me. You’ve got to better. Obviously, you give up four goals, you’ve got to be better. We’ve got work to do.

Quick, on the net leaving the moorings for an extended period of time:
They come off pretty often. [Reporter: But where it was unnoticed for such a long time.] I don’t recal the exact moent where they came off. When you se it, though, the puck was clearly going to go wide. What are you going to do?

Quick, on what the team takes from a 1-1 road trip:
Two points shorts. We came here to get four, and we got two. So we’ve got to get better. [Reporter: Anything that you want to see the team get better at in advance of Monday’s game?] We gave up seven goals in two games, so we’ve got to get better at that, obviously. We start from there, we clean that up, it gives our team a better chance to win.

Ben Scrivens, on the feeling of entering a game midway through the third period:
Obviously it’s tough. Any time you don’t start, you don’t want to go in, because it means either one or two thing: we‘re down, or the other guy got hurt. You never really want to go in when it gets past the opening faceoff, but that being said, when you do, you’ve got to be ready to go, and I felt pretty good out there. I made a couple saves on the power play. The first one I bobbled a little bit. I think just nerves getting the legs back under you after sitting for so long. But I settled in after that and just tried to give the guys a chance to come back.

Scrivens, on whether his teammates gave him any encouragement when he entered:
I don’t know, and I don’t know if it would have made any difference if they had. You’ve got to be ready to go either way, and you’ve just got to play your game, and like I said, give the guys a chance. That’s all you can do at that point.

Scrivens, on what he saw from the first two games of the season:
It’s a really good team. Just a couple of mistakes here and there, and I think they got some fortuitous bounces tonight, a couple of rolling pucks that the releases were weird, and some dipping and diving pucks. Anytime you can split on the road is something good, but we’re obviously aiming for higher.

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