Peter DeBoer, on the Sharks’ fourth line:
Yeah they’re giving us momentum. They get over the boards, they play big, they play heavy, they play hard. And they tilt the ice in our favor when they’re out there even when they’re not scoring. But the goals are a bonus and a big one tonight obviously.
DeBoer, on whether he expected this type of game against the Kings:
That’s the game we expect against them. I think the first game of the season was a little uncharacteristic and that was on us. We didn’t show up and play well, but we wanted to fix that tonight. And that’s a more typical Kings-Sharks game and you know, nice to be on the right end of it.
DeBoer, on getting contributions from all four lines:
Well it was a gritty, gutsy effort. Back-to-back, travelling last night. You know I thought we had contributions from everybody. Obviously Jonesy was good, but I though all four lines, all six defensemen were on top of their game. And we got through the first period, which is always tough in here, and after that I thought we really cranked it up.
DeBoer, on the goal scored by Barclay Goodrow on the fourth line:
Yeah, well we got one from Karlsson back with Couture. And then the fourth line obviously got us the winner and you know, you need that. It’s a long season and tough buildings and those guys they put in a lot of work, so nice to get rewarded.
Joel Ward, on what kind of game they expected:
It’s always a tough—we’ve had some good games against these guys, obviously so we knew it was going to be a pretty tight game. You know, they came out pretty hard. I thought we did a pretty good job coming back and fighting too.
Ward, on how momentum factors into back-to-back sets:
I mean, just playing games and periods, it’s a lot of fun. Especially when you win the night before, you can build some momentum off of it for sure. We just tried to carry that momentum going into the next one here tonight. It was a good group, a good loose group. We felt great about ourselves. It’s a matter of just trying to get one and going from there.
Martin Jones, on whether he expected the game to be as tight as it was:
Yeah, they’re always a team that’s tough to play against and tough to get chances and when you do, you’ve got to deal with Quickie. So yeah, you’ve got to win those games especially against these guys.
Jones, on whether the most challenging shot he faced was against Pearson from the wing:
I mean that was up there. He’s got a lot of speed coming in off the wing. And he’s got a great shot as well so you’ve kind of have to respect that as well. Yeah, that was a good one.
Jones, on low-scoring games:
Well, I mean we’re not going to win 7-6 games very often. So yeah, I mean that’s kind of just how we play. We don’t play a very pretty style of play. You know, we make it tough for other teams to play in our end. We’re physical, we get pucks to deep and we grind in O-zone, so those types of games we have to win.
Barclay Goodrow, on whether he called the bank shot off the skate:
Oh yeah. Yeah of course. (laughing) No.
Goodrow, on if one-goal games are just as rewarding.
Yeah, I think especially when you come back in the third period to win it, it makes it even more rewarding. So I think whenever we play these guys it’s a tight-checking game so it’s nice to get the win last night and again tonight.