On wearing the Sabres down:
It’s part of our game I think when everybody’s, when we have four lines going we’re able to do that. It’s not easy to do it, is it? As a group if you don’t have four lines and three good pairs of defenseman. We were able to do it tonight. We did.
On the amount of shots the Kings had:
We took a lot of shots. We always do. Guys don’t have shots that usually means that they’re not quite on their game but continue to play them. [inaudible] Blocks a lot of shots, gets in shooting lanes. We’re not a team that’s gonna score a lot of goals, that’s obvious. It’s not all of a sudden we’re going to start scoring goals a dozen games left or something. We’re going to have to grind it out and bang away. The difference in the game was not any of that, the difference was we did a good job against the top power play in the league. We only took what, two or three penalties, that is the difference in the hockey game. Jonathan made [inaudible] saves and obviously Jarome scored a big goal.
On his assessment of Kempe’s play since moving him to center:
Well it’s not necessarily since we put him at center. We were a team that was trying to get some more speed in our lineup. That gives us another fast player.
On whether the game gives the team a lift before going out on the road:
I don’t know what difference it would make ending a homestand or starting a homestand. Trying to win every game.
On what impressed him about Kempe:
He’s 21 years old. I’m not going to get too philosophical about it. He’s got a lot to learn about the game I think. Think about the two goals we scored, the oldest player on our team scored a goal and the youngest player scored a goal. Both in between could work a little bit of that around and somebody else will score next game.