On playing with five defensemen after Robyn Regehr left the game:
With five D, I think if you ask every single one of the defensemen today they like that better. Everyone is into the game. Everyone is playing probably over 20 minutes. Everyone is PK-ing. Some guys are playing their wrong sides. You’re just into the game. You don’t have to think too much ‘Am I going to be up or not?’ It’s just kind of rolling the lines, flowing it out and I thought we did a really good job.
On Alec Martinez’s save on Corey Perry in Overtime:
Oh, it was him that blocked it. That’s huge because Quickie was out. He wouldn’t have made the save. Good recognition by Marty to go down and just be desperate and do whatever it takes. [Reporter: That was a ball-hockey save.] Yeah, that’s where we all play goalie growing up at one point and he hasn’t forgot, I guess.
On the adjustments they need to make for Game 2:
We have to be better. I don’t think either team was very good in the first two periods tonight, a lot of sloppy work. The ice wasn’t great out there so the puck is just bouncing all over the place, couldn’t handle the thing at all. But I think both teams can be a lot better. The third and overtime is kind of more of the game I think both teams want to play. Going into the second game, I think fans are going to see a much tougher, harder fought battle.
On any challenges resetting after the San Jose series:
No. We were just ready to go. We just wanted to get here and get going. The good thing about not winning the series four games straight or anything like that was we didn’t have much time to reset and think about anything. We had one day off. You took that time to rest and then right back at it and we used that momentum to carry it over from the last series.