June 7 postgame quotes: Jake Muzzin
On the team’s ability to comeback in games:
I don’t know what it is. A lot of experience, a lot of belief and we have confidence in this room that we can come back. Big plays at big times, guys are ready to do it and we’ve been doing it. Having Quickie in net helping us stay in when we need him is huge for us. It gives us momentum and we’ve been capitalizing on some bounces.
On the team not feeling like they have to rely on a few key players to win games:
I think that’s what makes us so good right now. We’ve got guys who can score on all lines and on all sets of D. That’s what makes us a dangerous team.
On whether New York feels deflated after two overtime losses in Los Angeles:
It’s tough, but they’re a good team. They’ll look at some stuff and get ready. They’re going to back to their barn, so they’re going to come out with a good effort. We need to improve in our game as well. [Reporter: What do you have to improve on?] Our starts.
On the victory:
It was a good battle. The one that we’re really looking for is Game 4 and we have two more that we need. Definitely an exciting game, I’m sure the fans loved it. But we need two more wins and we’re focusing on Game 3.
On Justin Williams recording three assists after an early turnover:
That’s probably him getting mad at himself and saying ‘I’ve got to be better and I have to help the team win.’ That’s what he did tonight.
On whether they are confident they will win the game when it heads to overtime:
I don’t know what it is. It’s hard to explain, but we’ve got a calm belief in here that we can win every game no matter what the score is and no matter what the situation is. The experience, the leadership, the guys around, guys making big plays when we need to make them and Quickie making big saves when we need him to make those saves – everything is just kind of clicking right now.
On coming back from a two-goal deficit in both games of the series:
I don’t know what the heck is going on. We’re giving them two and we’re coming back a couple times now. Definitely not the game plan we want. We’ll take the win, but we want better starts. That’s for sure.