On whether this was among the toughest losses of the season:
Every loss is tough. This one was tougher than any other one.
[Ed: He might have said “wasn’t tougher.”]
On compiling a list of shooters in the shootout:
We usually get it from Billy and agree on the first four or five guys and then kind of go from there. You want to get the lead. Jeff gave us the lead. It’s the way it goes. Bish played a hell of a game. It’s too bad we couldn’t have another one.
On Tyler Toffoli’s performance:
It’s good to see him break out hopefully that gets him going, gives him some confidence.
On playing with desperation in the playoff race:
Every game’s a new game. I’m not going to let somebody in a basement somewhere decide where he thinks we’re going to finish.