On what the milestone win means to him personally:
A lot. Been around a long time. Kind of odd in the shootout, though. [Reporter: Do you like shootouts?] No. You know that.

On the win:
It was just a grind-it-out game. Stuck with it, and didn’t get down. We had a lot of good opportunities and just stuck with the game. [Reporter: A couple good penalty kills as well.] I think three. More importantly, we didn’t take ‘em, right? What was it, two going into overtime? Obviously the overtime one’s the big kill.

On any extra emphasis to stay out of the penalty box against Washington:
Definitely. We talked about it. Obviously. I mean, they score such a high percentage of their goals on it, and they have Backstrom and Ovechkin, who are so dynamic on it. They get a lot of their points on the power play. You’ve got to find the balance between finishing checks and not taking any penalties, unnecessary ones.

On whether he has formulated a way to play Washington next week:
You know, I have not really looked that far ahead. We’ve got a quick turnaround here, an afternoon and some tough travel. [We’ll] worry about that when we get there.

On earning a milestone with the team that put him back “in the meat grinder” and took him “off the farm”:
They didn’t take me from anywhere. If I wanted to stay on the farm, I’d have stayed on the farm. No meat grinder. Not really. [Reporter: Do you remember the first one?] Good question. I don’t. Jeez. No.

On what gives him the “biggest charge” in coaching:
Game day, no question.

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