Drew Doughty, on whether the time off between games has been beneficial:
I think either way it would have been good for us. I think a lot of us would have rather play again and kind of get some more of that time at home, but obviously we couldn’t do that. It was good to get that rest. We didn’t get much time off after the last series. We have some time to regroup, some time to look over things and be ready for tonight.
Doughty, on the team’s resiliency:
We just have a competitive team in here. We have a lot of heart. We want nothing more than to just win games and win series and win the cup again. We’re going to do anything it takes to reach that goal and it’s going to be tough against this team. We know we’re down 1-0 obviously, and we need to make it 1-1.
Jake Muzzin, on how Chicago’s top line compares to others faced in the playoffs:
They’re not as big as, say, Getzlaf, Perry, Thornton, Marleau, Burns and all those guys. But maybe they have a little bit more skill. You have to play them the same way. They’re skilled guys and you have to take away time and space to eliminate their chances. They’re going to get a couple chances, but hopefully we can keep it to the outside and let Quickie make some saves. Really, you have to look at it the same way, play them hard and be physical on them.
Muzzin, on facing Chicago’s power play:
They’ve got some pretty skilled guys on there who are pretty poised with the puck on the half-wall and stuff like that. We have to continue getting better on our PK. We had some chances to get pucks out and it ended up leading to that goal against. So we can do a better job of clearing pucks.