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March 6, 2014 7:34 pm

March 6 postgame quotes: Mike Richards

On what he felt after scoring a goal in front of family and friends:
Relief and excitement – I think I’ve never scored here, and I probably haven’t played the best games here, but nice to score here. Probably just as excited as a lot of the people that were here came in from Kenora. [Reporter: How many were here?] I’m not sure, but I had to get like 24 tickets, 23 tickets. So that’s alright – worth it.

On his line with Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter:
We played well the first two [periods]. I thought the third, we kind of slowed down a little bit and maybe sat back a bit. But I thought we played well and didn’t really do much with it other than just kept it simple and got pucks to the net.

On his goal:
I don’t know, we were passing the whole time and it didn’t seem to work. So I decided to close my eyes and rip it.

On being reunited on a line with Jeff Carter:
We have good chemistry. It’s been there for a while and it seems that we have success when we play with each other.

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