Simmonds postgame quotes

Quotes from Wayne Simmonds, who scored his fourth goal of the season tonight…

(on playing like he doesn’t want to come off the first line…)

SIMMONDS: “(laughs) Definitely. Obviously I love to play with those guys, but I think Willy (Justin Williams) will have something to say about that when he gets back in the lineup. I’m just trying my best to fill Willy’s shoe, and I think I’m doing a pretty good job of it.’’

(on his goal…)

SIMMONDS: “I kind of just gave it to Kopi. Kopi rolled up and passed it to OD. I was just going to the net, hoping for a rebound, and it popped right to me, skate to stick, and I just walked around and it was a wide open net and I put it in.’’

(on playing with 100-percent energy but not making mistakes…)

SIMMONDS: “I’m really aware, aware of my body and my movements and exactly what I’m doing. I like to hit, but I’m not going to go crush a guy if I know the puck is going to go on to someone else and I’m going to take myself out of the play. I like to think that I’m a smart player, and that’s something I like to pride myself on. I think Terry sees that as well, and I think it’s working well.’’

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