Mike Cammalleri on the game-winning goal:
If we can gain possession and make things hard on the other team we will do so, trying to have them make quick decisions. Good play, Stempy comes in, helps me out, and gets it to Backs in the soft spot. He’s in a dangerous spot and a heck of a presence to make that play by Backs. It was a really good pass.
On earning a win over the Kings:
It’s nice. Wins haven’t been as frequent as we’d like. For us, it’s nice to get the win and then it adds to it when you have the respect you do for the opponent and you understand that those are the types of games that they’re comfortable playing in. We’re a young team whose learning how to win in those types of games.
Paul Byron on playing on the penalty kill:
They talked to us in the morning and they let me know I might be out there. So I was ready for that. I spent a lot of time playing the penalty kill down in Abbotsford and it’s one of my strengths. Once I got on the ice I had to seize the opportunity and that kill was huge for this team. I thought we responded really well for five minutes.
Bob Hartley on Karri Ramo being injured by a puck in warm ups:
Maybe that’s a new strategy that we’re going to start before every game. But one thing is, he played an outstanding game for us and part of the reasons why he played so well is the way that he works every day. Because he didn’t play for quite a while and watching him in practice and watching him in the gym, I knew that he’d be ready. And he deserves big credit because that was not easy and it’s not an easy place to play and he gave us a big win.
On the energy Paul Byron brought to the team:
That goal, it was all about energy. He did a great job on the penalty killing. You can’t kill off a five minute major with just two pairs of forwards. We want to pressure, we want to really skate around their power play guys. We know that they’re very skilled. So I thought that by adding Paul and Blair Jones together like that would give us speed, it would give us energy and it gave us our first goal. So that’s a bonus.