On the Kings becoming more comfortable as the game progressed:
Yeah, I don’t think we had the start, obviously. We got behind the eight ball against the best power play in the league. Two power plays in the first, but we battled back and found a way to get ahead in the third. Again, it’s not how you want to win it, in the shootout. We generally don’t give up leads like we did. But at the end of the day we got two points.
On whether his performance represented the upward trajectory in his game:
Yeah, I think at the end of the day you want to be a difference maker. It’s not always about goals and assists, but sometimes it’s just having a physical game, drawing a penalty, making it hard on the other team. I’ve been a difference maker in my career. It’s just trying to get back into that upward trend.
On whether this was an exhausting win:
I think it always is. [Reporter: But none of them are cake walks, obviously.] No, I think when you get behind the eight ball, down two-nothing, it’s harder. You have to grind a little. You can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. You have to create ‘em. Like I said, we needed to do that from the get-go. It makes it easier on everyone if we can start it that way.