Andrew Crescenzi, on what went wrong:
I just don’t think we came out hot. We didn’t have a good game. We can’t use the excuse that we have some guys missing. We have enough good guys and leadership in the room that it’s unacceptable to lose and we’ve got to move on and come to work Monday ready for next week.
Crescenzi, on if chemistry up front is an issue with key players out of the lineup:
I guess you could say that but like I said it’s not an excuse. We’re all teammates, we’re all good enough to play in this league so that’s not an excuse. Like I said we’ve got to come back Monday ready to work because it’s unacceptable.
Crescenzi, on what wasn’t working with the power play:
First of all, we couldn’t get into the zone. We weren’t making clean plays, strong plays and once we were in the zone they were pressuring pretty hard and like I said, we weren’t making clean passes and I don’t think we got many shots on net. We’ve got to obviously be better and that’s the deciding factor in the game.
Zac Leslie, on what went wrong:
We weren’t really crisp enough. We were having trouble at first getting out of our own end. I think we got hemmed in a couple times and overall we just weren’t crisp enough and we weren’t good enough and obviously that cost us.
Leslie, on San Diego’s defense in the third period:
When they’re just sitting back like that you’ve got to do what you can to get the red and then try and get it behind their D and work their D that way. They did a good job of blocking a lot of shots and getting in lanes. We need to do a better job as defensemen changing our angles and getting better shots in. At the end of the day we’ve got to do a better job of doing what we need to do to score.
Leslie, on what went wrong on the power play:
They did a good job on their penalty kill obviously. We had enough chances that we should have buried one if not two. Their penalty was very good and we had trouble gaining entry into their zone. I think that was the biggest thing is we never really had clean entry throughout all of our power plays. … They did a good job of standing us at the blue line but at the end of the day we need to be better and we all realize that and get back on Monday and get back to work.