Trevor Lewis, on a “pretty frustrating night” for Jonathan Quick:
I don’t know. I mean Quickie made some unbelievable saves out there too, to hold us in it. Quickie’s Quickie. He’s going to do his thing and we can’t let them have as many chances as they did tonight.
Lewis, on whether the focus coming in was to neutralize Toronto’s speed:
Yeah, I mean we know their game. They’re a forecheck team and they have a lot of depth and skill up front. And they forecheck and try to get pucks to the net and create chances that way. So I think when we’re a good team, we’re a really good checking team and we tried to do that again tonight.
Adrian Kempe, on the team’s first regulation loss:
I mean obviously it’s tough. I think we played well and we really pushed in the other half of the game and I think we deserved another goal. We had some good chances and I think we played well. There’re some things we’ve got to clean up in our d-zone and that stuff, but overall I think we had a pretty good game and we deserved a better result in the end.
Kempe, on if he’s happy with how his game is coming along:
Yeah, I mean I think I play with more confidence every game and just try to use my speed as much as possible and try to help the team to win. Our line played pretty well, like the team did tonight, so we’re just going to keep going and playing the way we are. And there’s always some things you’ve got to clean up, but I thought we had a pretty okay game.
Kempe, on having scored a lot of goals in Air Canada Centre (where World Juniors took place):
Yeah, it’s been awhile since that. But yeah, I’ve had a couple goals here and it’s a good feeling to get a goal today as well.
Kempe, on what’s most challenging about Toronto’s speed:
I mean I think their defense. Their defense tries to jump up into offense pretty often. So they got us a couple times there and that’s something that we’ve got to be aware of. But as I said, I think we had a pretty good game. Two good teams. We know they’re high-skilled teams and we’ve got to be prepared for that and we did. It was a tight game. So I think, overall, we had a good game.
Kempe, on his understanding of why Quick was taken out:
I don’t know. I just came off the shift so I didn’t really pay attention to that. I don’t have anything to say about that.
Kempe, on whether Quick getting taken out was discussed in the locker room: