On how he is handling being in a starting role:
You work hard and you want your efforts to be recognized and shown that you are ready. Unfortunately as a back a lot of times that doesn’t come to fruition, but if you don’t do that and a situation like this comes up you’ve lost an opportunity to potentially give yourself a look somewhere else or give yourself a look here. There are only so many chances you get at this level so you’ve got to be ready. You never know when it is going to come.
On if he was more comfortable tonight than he was last night:
I don’t know how to answer that because if I say ‘yeah I felt more comfortable,’ then that says I was uncomfortable last night. I felt good both nights, if that is a cop out answer.
On whether Vey, Pearson and Toffoli have a “youthful buzz” to the locker room.
That’s a great narrative. That would make for a great story…. Obviously young guys are excited to be up here. A couple guys their first call ups, and for a couple guys it’s their first real chance. You need those guys to step up and chip in and they have been doing a great job for us.
On the team’s third period performances:
I mean it doesn’t matter when you get the goals, you need to get them. We have been fortunate that we have had guys who stepped up. Again, it doesn’t necessarily matter how you get the win, it’s the fact you got it. We are fortunate the last couple of games to give ourselves a chance to come back in the third, or to put it away in the third and we have done it. But maybe we shouldn’t make a habit of it. You can’t always do it. Never look a gift horse in the mouth, though. We got the win and we aren’t going to dwell on how we did it or what we could have done specifically.
On the road trip being a success:
There is only one game we focus on now. That’s on Sunday. All the other stuff is behind us.
On having success in back-to-back games:
Two games a career does not make. I’ve got a lot of work to do. Obviously extremely fortunate and happy with how things have gone the first two. But it’s a long road and a lot of work left to do.