On the importance of starting the road trip with a win:
Yeah, it’s good to start off on the right foot. I think the biggest thing is you have to win in regulation against a conference opponent. They’re a little ahead in the standings, so it’s good to tighten that gap a little bit.
On how his teammates played:
They played great. The PK, no power play – I don’t think they converted on one, but they were getting chances and had the right idea and they were moving the puck around. They were getting the momentum on our side when we had power play opportunities. It’s a hard fought win. Every time we come into the building that’s what we expect. So it’s good to get the two points and now it’s on to the next one.
On where he is at, and where his game is:
Where I’m at? I’m in St. Louis and we’re going to Detroit and we play Detroit in two days. [Reporter: As far as you feel?] I feel good. I don’t get the question really. I feel good.
On the penalty kill:
Taking away their top options, we do a lot of homework obviously. They especially have a really good power play, so you really need to pay attention and put forth a little extra effort. It’s taking away their one and two options and making them use their third option so it’s forcing them a little bit outside of their comfort zone.
On if he gets excited to face St. Louis:
It’s just another game. Obviously we have developed a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple years. But at the end of the day, it counts as two points. You don’t get extra points because it’s St. Louis.
On T.J. Oshie’s penalty shot goal:
He beat me five-hole.