Wild postgame quotes

The view from the Minnesota locker room last night…

COACH TODD RICHARDS
“I think the game got away from us a little bit, but (the Kings) are a very good team and they had nothing to lose. They were down by two goals and their defense was much more active and much more aggressive in the offensive zone, but good teams find ways to win and character teams find ways to win. What a big goal by Belanger after (the Kings) scored and had all the momentum. (The crowd) was boisterous and loud and that goal went in and put everyone back in their seats.”

NICK SCHULTZ:
“The third period was a little hectic. We wanted to try and play in their end a little bit more, but (Backstrom) made some good plays and weathered the storm. We have to get back to winning games on the road. We’re finding ways to win games. Different guys are chipping in every night and that helps.”

NIKLAS BACKSTROM
(On Doughty’s goal…) “In my opinion, I think it’s goalie interference. I didn’t have a chance to make a save there. Even the puck got outside of the crease. So I don’t know what goalie interference is (if that isn’t goalie interference).”

(On the game…) “I think our second period was good. We scored a couple goals so we could keep our focus on the game and not let our focus go the wrong way. We didn’t really have any other factors on our mind. We just had to play our game.”

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