December 30 postgame quotes: Martin Jones
On taking the loss despite the strong team-wide performance:
Disappointing, I guess. Did some things that – some positive things and some things that we need to work on, disappointing that we didn’t come out with a win, for sure.
On the Chicago goal:
Just a broken play and their guy was able to pick up the loose puck. That’s the difference in the hockey game right there, a broken play like that. The little things make a big difference.
On if facing Chicago is a way to measure where they are at:
We believe we’re a top team in this league for sure, so we know we can play with these guys. We know we can beat them. It obviously didn’t go our way tonight, but every game’s a test for us. We want to win every single game.
On if this game was better than the last time they played Chicago:
We weren’t happy with our effort in here last time. We wanted to make sure we played more of our game this time and played tough defensively and made them work for their chances. We did a better job of that tonight.
On what he is taking away from this game:
I don’t know. It’s disappointing to lose. When you lose it’s a good learning tool, so just try and come back tomorrow and learn from what we did here tonight.