On the special teams play:
I liked our power play. We stayed out of the penalty box and gave up a sloppy goal, actually, on our penalty kill.
On defensemen getting involved:
I think on the goals – hey, first it’s good to see Robyn and Greener score. They don’t get much credit and they give you the blue collar every night. Our two most consistent defensemen, for sure, so it’s good to see them score always.
On a 60% power play:
Once in a while you get a couple a game. Not very often that happens in this league.
On what was impressive about the second period:
Hey, you know what? We wanted to have a good first, and I thought other than those penalties – and our penalty killing wasn’t that sharp in the first – our goalie made some big saves in the first. Other than the penalty killing, I thought we were good in the first. The second period I thought we were really good, and in the third I thought we have to learn how to play 60 minutes.
On receiving goals from close range:
But most of ‘em came from up top. Shots came from there. I mean, the goal late that Robyn scores, Jeff strips the defenseman. He goes behind the net and makes a low-to-high play. That’s what you have to do in this league, is make a lot of side-to-side and low-to-high, things like that, but then you’ve got to get to the net, and we’re still working on guys. It’s good to see Brownie make that play going to the blue paint for his line to score. That’s what you’ve got to do. You don’t score many goals if you don’t do that. [Reporter: Some of the better brisk passing, too, on the PP tonight?] We’re using everybody on the power play until everybody sharpens up. Everybody gets the opportunity on it.
On whether he had a chance to see Willie Mitchell before the game:
Yeah, I did. [Reporter: Did you say anything to him at all?] Well, if I had seen him, did you think I didn’t say anything to him? That would be kind of strange, wouldn’t it? [Reporter: I just talked to him, and he was really excited about that entire get together beforehand. What was it like for you to be able to be there with the ring for him?] Presented a player who helped us win the Stanley Cup his Stanley Cup ring. How do you think that felt? [Reporter: Isn’t it the kind of thing that it’s family forever, isn’t it?] Yeah, we’ve talked about that lots. What happens in the room stays in the room. That’s as far as it goes.