On the playing style changing as the playoffs approach:
I don’t think it’s any different. I think it’s just the attention to detail is magnified. It’s little mistakes that are going to cost you games in the playoffs. It’s just that everything is more magnified this time of year and I think we saw that in that little three-game skid. We played well, but we made one or two small mistakes that ended up costing us games and it’s just bringing awareness to that really. As a forward, as a winger, it’s those plays along the walls. The reads… sometimes the best play is just to eat it and take a hit. It’s that grind mentality along the walls and the blue paint really.

On how he felt after last night’s game:
I felt good… I watched film today and you feel a lot slower than you probably are on the ice, just getting back into it. But overall, it was good.

On what he noticed from studying film:
I just held onto the puck a lot more. Kind of since the Olympic break, I feel more like myself and holding onto the puck, making plays, coming out of the corners with pucks. I had a couple opportunities coming from behind the net making a play to, I think it was Slava, in the third. Just holding onto a puck and waiting for a play to happen. I wasn’t trying to force it to the net or force a play early. Just kind of being a little more patient and using my size, my body to make a better play… Again, I think it’s night and day for me watching film now as opposed to earlier in the year, for whatever reason. If I had an answer we wouldn’t be talking about it. [Reporter: Trevor, do you agree with all that?] [Lewis: I think he fell a lot last night.] I had one good fall. I played one shift with you and then I had to gas it.

On facing Roberto Luongo as a Florida Panther on Saturday:
I mean, it happens. A lot of players move around.

On utilizing video when facing a team like Florida who they haven’t played much:
I think video helps to kind of get to know the players a little better. All the teams kind of play, generally, a similar system. At this time of year it’s not about the X’s and O’s per se. Obviously those are important, but it’s more about the intensity of the games and getting points.

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