On whether he was ever concerned with Jonathan Quick’s injury:
I wasn’t concerned. I mean, did I think [Ben Scrivens would] pitch two straight shutouts? You never know. But, certainly, he’s an extremely capable goaltender, as he is showing. He’s given us as much confidence as we had.

On whether he interacts much with the younger players:
Yeah, absolutely. They’ve been here for a few weeks now, and you try and gather as much information as you can about your teammates and how they play and help them along the way, because at one point, I was young as well. They’re very skillful, talented players who are going to have a long career in the NHL, and we want to make sure as veterans we help them transition the right way.

On what he does to help a “quiet” Linden Vey to open up:
He’s not that quiet. Quite honest, he’s not that quiet. He’s fine. He’s just a young guy who’s trying to find his way and doing a good job at it.

On whether he looks at the standings:
Well, all we need to do is take care of our business, really. Keep winning, especially at home. Keep making this a hard place to play. But if it takes 108 points, it takes 108 points. It is what it is, and we’re going to make sure that we’re in that top eight, and our main goal is to win our division.

On whether he pays attention to the standings at this point of the season:
Sure. I mean, you certainly don’t want to lose any points, especially in the west. We know where we stand. We know what our goal is – to win our division. Get ourselves home ice, and we need to take care of home ice, which we’ve been doing so far.

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