On playing in another Game 7:
I think there’s something to be said about having the experience of being in this situation, but when it comes down to it, it’s a Game 7. It’s one game to move on to the next round, and we’ve got to come to play.
On Chicago drawing on its own championship experiences and intangibles:
Yeah, they’re a heck of a hockey club. They’re the defending Stanley Cup champs. They’ve been good for quite a few years now. They’ve got a really good group of guys there, a lot of a high power offense, and we’ve just got to be a lot sharper than we were tonight.
On allowing nine goals over the last two games:
We’ve just got to be sharp in our own end. We weren’t making plays that we normally make. We’ve got to be quick to contact down low, we’ve got to make quick decisions, get it in the forwards hands, and get it out of the zone, get in on the forecheck. We weren’t very sharp.
On whether there’s a sense of frustration:
Well, this is playoff hockey. There’s ups and downs. I think that we all know in here that you’ve got to stay even keel. A lot of guys have been through it before. Obviously it’s a disappointing loss. I think we’re probably more disappointed in our game ourselves, and we’ve got a one-game playoff.
On the team having spoken about not wanting to return to Chicago:
I think that tonight we’ll sit and focus and reflect on the things that we didn’t do well and things that maybe we did do well. Once tomorrow hits, it’s business. It’s all about Game 7. There’s no looking back.