On what has spurred his recent play:
I think maybe a little consistency of getting to know how to play with each other and chemistry. I think that definitely helps. I think maybe after that Olympic break, we kind of got refreshed and kind of hungry to come back and play again, just because we both knew that we weren’t having our best years. I think we kind of needed that break mentally and to let some of the frustration go and just come back and play.
On the addition of Mike Richards to his line:
I think with Richie, he’s such a smart player that he can really find you anywhere. I think with me and Cliffy, we both work hard, and we’ve got to get the pucks and get him the puck, and then try to find a way to get to the net or get open. I think he was really good at that, and he helped us out a lot.
On his goal against Florida:
I just remember giving the pass to Kopi, and then I saw him give it back to Mitchie, and Cliffy was in front. I just kind of went to the net. I think Cliffy even blocked the shot, but luckily it sat right there, and I just banged it home.
On any recent extra emphasis on driving to the net:
I think it’s always one of our emphases. I think maybe we just executed it a little better last game. I think we’ve got to continue to even get better at it, too.
BONUS AUDIO: Justin Williams, on playing in Philadelphia:
MORE BONUS AUDIO: The Manchester Monarchs posted it, so why not link to it?
Manchester defeated Hershey 2-1 this afternoon and remained six points up on second-place St. John’s. The Monarchs have nine games remaining; St. John’s has 11.