On Willie Mitchell’s performance:
Played a lot of minutes. Haven’t seen the final. Those four guys played 35 minutes for us.

On whether he’s concerned about the team’s starts:
We have to be able to come back. You’re not going to lead every game.

On Henrik Lundqvist saying that he couldn’t move on Dwight King’s goal:
Which was the Dwight King goal? [Reporter: Him and McDonagh were doing some pushing, goalie interference.] Take his word for it.

On the giveaways:
The forechecks caused some of our guys some problems, for sure. It’s the strength of their team.

On how much fun he is having with the players considering the 2012 and 2014 runs:
We had a good run last year, too. You try and do it every year.

On whether he’s concerned about fatigue:
Darn right. Thought about it late in the third, and I thought about it in the first overtime. Takes its toll. Always does. It’s like the question you asked about Willie Mitchell. There’s a lot of guys that played a lot of minutes. It’s like the games, 23. That’s a lot.

On whether he worries about asking the guys “to go back to the well” when trailing:
I didn’t ask them tonight. I mean, it’s concerning at the point where it’s hard to score three goals. So I give our team a lot of credit for scoring four and then five.

On the reason why Robyn Regehr didn’t play:
It’s a gut you have. That’s all. Trying to make the right decisions. We’ve used a lot of defensemen already in the playoffs. It had nothing to do with Robyn or anybody else. Just felt, after going through, it was better not to make the change tonight.

On Alec Martinez and the confidence to play him in key situations:
We played three overtime games in a row, and everybody has to play. There’s not guys that are resting. You need everybody to contribute in some way.

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