March 22 postgame quotes: Florida
Roberto Luongo, on facing Los Angeles:
They’re a straight forward team, a big team, a physical team. They throw some big bodies in front of the net and bang away at rebounds and stuff like that, pretty much the same that I’ve seen in the past.
Luongo, on Jonathan Quick:
I mean he was on top of his game tonight. You could see that he was feeling it. I don’t know if we would have got a puck by him tonight. It was one of those nights where you can see that he sees everything. And the ones he doesn’t see, he finds a way to make the save. It would be a tough one either way.
Luongo, on playing in Staples Center:
They’re a good team, especially in their building. They’ve won a cup. They know what it takes to win. They’re a tough team to play against. You really have to grind it out and play a patient game against them if you want to squeak one out.
Peter Horachek, on getting off to a slow start:
I don’t necessarily think it was a slow start. It was mistakes that they got two goals. We out-chanced them tonight, 18-to-13. We had better chances. They just capitalized. They’re stronger in a lot of areas, in the grind areas, in the not fun areas. They’re a big, physical team. They play well, play strong and they have four strong lines. We’ve got to be better at, I think the mistakes that we made in our own zone and the way we handled those. We gave them two and we didn’t capitalize on any opportunities that we had.
Horachek, on Jonathan Quick’s save on Tomas Fleischmann:
Well that one and Bergenheim in the third period. There was a few of them there. Some opportunities, Fleischmann on the power play and you see Quick make the save again. That’s why he’s one of the best goalies in the league.