Nick Shore, on staying positive after the team didn’t score on a five-on-three power play:
Yeah, we had couple chances on there, like you said, and didn’t bury. We just kept pushing and we got one there late by Kop that put us over the top. So that was a good game for us.
Shore, on how he feels after scoring his first NHL goal:
It feels good anytime you score a goal or anything like that. But most importantly, we came out with a 3-2 win and I think where we’re at right now, we’re looking to get two points every time we go out. We were happy with that tonight. [Reporter: Is it relief, excitement, other things?] It’s a great group of guys in here. So anyone who scores, it doesn’t matter to us. We’re just looking to go out and get wins and we’ve got a great start to this road trip right now. We’re just looking to keep it going.
Shore, on being 6-0-1 in their last seven games on the road:
I think it’s just we’ve played a good 60 minutes our last couple games here on the road and we’re looking to keep it going in Minnesota.
Shore, on whether every game from this point on feels like a playoff game:
We know what spot we’re in. We know every point is huge from this point in. We have a great group of guys, we’re confident that we can get it done.
Shore, on his immediate reaction to scoring his first NHL goal:
It’s exciting obviously. Brownie helped me out there, just put it off my foot. A lot of credit goes to him there.
Shore, on whether he was wondering when he would score his first goal:
You try not to worry about that. I think you’re not judging your games on if you’re scoring or not. I think you go out there and try to contribute as much as you can to the team win. I think whether it’s just scoring a goal or playing well in your own end, you’re going to do what’s asked of you.
Andrej Sekera, on what he saw on Anze Kopitar’s game-winning goal:
There was a lot of motion and saw there was a little confusion on their part. Then Anze got open and I just tried to make the play on him. I tried to fake the shot and do that slap-pass.
Sekera, on whether the team started playing their game after New York tied the game:
I’m pretty sure every game will be pretty close and tight. Towards the end of the season, everyone wants to play good defensively and try to score as many goals as they can and they’re a good hockey team. I think that was a good game from both teams. [Reporter: Once it was a 2-2 game, you guys went out and played pretty well.] Yeah, guys stayed positive in the dressing room and we just said to each other that we have to be better and push each other and that’s what everybody did.
Sekera, on the Gaborik-Kopitar-Williams line possessing the puck to set up the winning goal:
Yeah, they’re skilled guys and when you give them the space and time, they’ll make plays and you could see that on that play. We got the opportunity and we put the puck in and that was the game-winning goal for us.
Sekera, on winning the first three games of the road trip:
We’re playing good hockey as a five-man unit and we play solid defensively and good offensively. We just try to keep pushing it.
Sekera, on New York generating odd-man opportunities in the second period:
That’s what happens when the other team is pushing and when you play solid defensively, you get those chances.