Jarret Stoll, on the Game 7 mentality:
You just play. You try to have a good start. You make sure you’re doing all the details within your structure, what you do to win games. We need everybody going. They know they need everybody, we need everybody. You know we need our goaltender to be great. We need our defense to move the puck. We need our forwards to manage the puck well and the start is key. Everyone is talking about that first goal that has won every game so far this series. It’s important, but it’s also important to have a good start, stay out of the penalty box, be disciplined and just try to play your game.
Stoll, on relying on experience in a Game 7:
Yeah, you do. Like I said yesterday in the media, you know how guys are going to react. I know how my linemates are going to react. We trust each other a lot. We lean on each other. We’ve been through a lot, we know that. Everyone knows that. Hopefully that will give us a little extra tonight that we need.
Stoll, on whether the home team has more pressure heading into Game 7:
Yeah, I think so. They lost a Game 7 last year at home here. You’re in front of your home fans. You’re probably supposed to win if you’re looking at the standings throughout the course of the regular season and a number one seed and all that kind of stuff. It’s a tough, tough league nowadays. Every team is good. To make the playoffs alone, it’s a tough task. They finished 16 points ahead of us, which is a pretty remarkable season. I guess the pressure is on, but we just want to come out and worry about ourselves. Worry about our own game and our own style of play and hopefully our best will be good enough.
Trevor Lewis, on the emotions heading into Game 7:
I think we’ve got a confident group in here. It’s pretty loose but serious. It’s going to be a fun one tonight, can’t wait to get started.
Lewis, on what will be the difference in Game 7:
We’ve been through it before last series. It’s going to be a battle tonight. Hopefully we can come out strong.
Lewis, on whether Los Angeles’ experience in Game 7s give them confidence:
Yeah, I think so. In this group, most of us have been around a long time together. Like I said, we’re confident. We have to come out and make sure we play our game.
Lewis, on whether this game is different from the Game 7 against San Jose:
I think so. I think this is what you play for, for your whole life is a Game 7. Playing in the street, you’re always playing Game 7. You always want to score the big goal. It’s a good feeling to have and we have to use it out there.
Justin Williams, on what is important heading into Game 7:
I think the most important thing to do in Game 7’s, and realistically every game, is trust your instincts. You’re instincts are what got you here and most of the time they’re spot on. It’s certainly what I do. You believe that at the right instance you’re going to make the right play, the less thinking the better sometimes.
Williams, on the preferred mindset heading into Game 7:
I mean, we’re loose. I don’t know the aura that we give out. We have that quiet arrogance within our group and we’re going to try and use that.
Williams, on the key factor in winning a Game 7:
Every playoff game is its own entity. A Game 7, somehow the last six games don’t really matter. You don’t really care what happened. You have one game to advance. That’ what you play in the driveway for – Game 7’s – when you’re a kid.
Williams, on the possibility of going to the conference final for the third straight year:
I don’t want to look too far ahead. We have two great teams battling it out in a winner take all situation. So I’m not going to look too far ahead of anything. They were number one for a reason. They were the best regular season team in this conference. We have our hands full and we’re certainly not shying away. We’re prepared for it.