November 2 Postgame Quotes: Nashville
Seth Jones on getting the win:
Yeah, we find a way to make it hard on ourselves a lot of the time with leads, but we did a great job there. I get a great shot from the point and Leggy found the puck to the back door. We had a lot of guys laying their body on the line there at the end, couple seconds left blocking shots. It’s good to see.
Jones on rebounding after the loss in Phoenix:
Oh yeah. We really needed this one. It was a bounce back win for us. We gave up the lead in Phoenix and that wasn’t very fun and we almost did it again tonight. But like I said, guys were blocking shots when they needed to, getting in the way of pucks. It was definitely a big win for us to continue the road trip.
Jones on Carter Hutton’s play in goal:
He played unbelievable for us and we need him to play like that day in and day out. And he is very consistent with his play and he keeps us in games. We’re very happy with the way he is paying. He is playing unbelievable right now for us.
Jones on Hutton stepping in for Pekka Rinne:
We expected everything from him though. I mean, same as Pekka gave. He gives everything he’s got, Huts does and the team really appreciates that.
David Legwand on his game-winning goal:
I won the faceoff, I think it’s the only faceoff I won all night, but got it back to the point. Got pucks to the net and the rebound came right to my stick and obviously Quick was out of the net so it was nice to get one.
Legwand on getting two points:
It’s big obviously. It’s three out of four points on the road in the first two games of the trip so we get a couple days now to refresh and regroup and go back.
Legwand on his scoring of late:
I think just getting pucks to the net and playing simple hockey. I think Ny and Horni are doing everything right and were getting pucks to the net creating our own chances.
Legwand on his first goal:
Just Horni in front with a great screen, obviously Jonesy bumped it back down the wall and we were able to get to the middle of the ice and get shots. That’s what we’ve been working on.
Legwand on the team’s character:
It’s big obviously. The shots are shots and chances are chances. We want to score more goals than them obviously, that’s the case. We gave up a lead there in the third but we bounced back and won the hockey game.
Barry Trotz on getting the win:
We sort of had to battle through it… I thought we started a little bit slow but we just sort of managed to bend and to take advantage of our opportunities. The power play got us going really right off the bat. They gave us some breathing room. I still thought that we could have managed the game better. I mean the last turnover, Filip turned the puck over in the neutral zone there last minute and some left to go in the period. We can’t give up that late goal. We got up 3-1. I thought we battled and made some adjustments and just ended up being not quite as efficient as we wanted to. But 3-1 and then obviously 3-2, we got back took a bad penalty and they got back even. Leggy scored a timely goal for us and we just held on at the end there.
Trotz on David Legwand’s recent scoring:
That was good. He’s been trying to get that level where he is more detailed and his game is getting rewarded by working and paying the price and all that. But it was good to see him get a reward for some good hard work. It was a tough night in terms of line combinations. We had Fisher go down and then we had, when Fish went down with a lower-body injury, we actually had Leggy and Cullen went down at the same time too with just skate issues and equipment issues and just getting a little hairy on the bench in terms of centermen. It is what it is. We got through it and got a good road victory.
Trotz on Filip Forseberg getting limited ice time:
It was really tough getting lines together because if you think about it, I had Clune out for 17 minutes, then I lost Fish, then I lost Cullen, then I lost Leggy. Goose was sick. Between periods he was throwing up and that. We were scrambling a bit and it was hard to get combinations and then they got three, four lines. It was a little bit of how the game went and a little bit of all that. It was hard to get him in right now. It is what it is.