On the third period and the game-winner by Kerdiles:
We didn’t end the play in our end. Allowed them to walk off the wall, something we talked about, oh, let’s see, just about a thousand times over the course of the year. And we even talked about it after the first period. You don’t want to win your battles then you’re going to lose your games.
On whether the game could have been 6-1 if not for Campbell’s performance:
Yeah, he played well. I can’t deny that. He made some great saves. Certainly wasn’t his fault on the rocket that went over his shoulder.
On this game coming down to the details:
It always comes down to the details. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing it’s details. If there’s under two minutes to play or whatever or you’re in overtime. It’s details. The team that executes and pays attention to the fine details of the game, usually they find a way to win.
On the early 5-on-3 the Reign killed in the third:
Well you would have thought almost when you killed it off it’s almost like it was meant to be that we were going to win the game. But there was clearly some missed assignments on the game-winning goal and ends up in the back of your net. First of all, you don’t want to go down two men. One was what, tripping, one was slashing. Not exactly goal-saving play that results in a penalty. Got to learn from it, we’ve got to move on. Be better for Monday, that’s all.
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