On the shootout loss to New York:
I thought we were good in spurts tonight. We had some penalties and stuff we’ve got to clean up. I thought we did a pretty good job. We’ve just got to put that effort for a full 60. We were off and on a little bit, and we had some chances, Quickie made some big saves, and it went to a shootout.
On whether Darryl Sutter is stressing greater discipline:
Yeah, [you] always want to stay out of the box as much as you can. You’re giving their top players a chance to score, so you want to stay out as much as you can, and we’ve got to do a better job of doing it.
On what he’d like to see improved on Saturday:
It all starts in our zone again. We’ve got to clean up our zone, be quicker coming out, and I think in the offensive zone, getting more chances, bring the pucks to the net. I think we were a little bit on the outside tonight. Getting pucks and bodies to the net for tips, rebounds and screens and stuff like that.
On the improved pace later in the game, and Chad Johnson’s performance:
Yeah, I thought we had some good looks. We had some chances, and he made some big saves. We were getting bodies, and if we just get a tip or something like that, the momentum shifts. We’ve got to do a better job of getting to the net, but he made some big saves for them.
On how the team can get pucks to the net:
Instead of trying to look for cute plays on the outside, just put a knee out and drive it, take it to the net. As D-men, we’ve got to do a better job of getting pucks to the net and creating some offense from the blue line, but I think if we focus on that a little more we’ll get some more chances. [Reporter: Is it hard to get pucks through because so many teams now have guys blocking shots and taking away the angles?] Yeah, everyone’s blocking shots, and you have to work hard to find the lane. It’s something that as a group we can do a lot better job of getting better at getting lanes and finding sticks going to the net.
On whether the game represented a step forward personally:
Yeah, I felt good tonight. Moving pucks, shots, quick and out of our zone. Me and Dewey, I thought we did a pretty good job tonight.