October 29 morning skate quotes: Justin Williams
On what prokoved the 11-goal outburst in the last Los Angeles-Phoenix game:
Lack of defensive detail, huge momentum swings, not righting the ship, and playing the same way throughout the whole game resulted in 11 goals being scored.
On putting up 48 shots against Edmonton on Sunday:
If we have another 50 tonight and we only score one goal, then I’ll say something that we need to do. ‘We need to get more traffic,’ or more of that type of mentality. But, hey – hats off to the goalie last game. We’re not happy about it, but we can rectify it tonight.
On whether anything is noticeable with Martin Hanzal off the ice:
Well, he’s a big body out there, so you certainly notice him. He’s one of their best players, certainly defensively, and this year offensively he’s playing extremely well. So it’s a big loss for them, but at the same time, there’s always someone that’s going to step in and give it their all. If you don’t respect that, they’ll get the better of you.
On whether there are keys towards weathering travel and fatigue in a three-in-four set:
Travel is a non-factor. It’s pretty much just sitting in an hour of L.A. traffic basically, coming to Phoenix. We have an hour flight. So I certainly don’t think it’s anything that we should be worried about, and certainly no excuse if we play poorly tonight, which we won’t.
On Ben Scrivens:
Well, he’s got one game and a shutout, so he’s doing pretty well. I’m sure he has been chomping at the bit to get back in there, and we’re going to do our best in front of him.