Scuderi postgame quotes (March 8)

Rob Scuderi’s postgame thoughts…

(on the poor start…)
SCUDERI: “We talked about it before the game, that they [the Blue Jackets] have been playing real good hockey lately. Especially in the first period, they’ve had leads on all the teams they’ve played, playoff teams in the last couple games. We came out flat. They jumped on us and got a lead. We were trying to play catch-up the rest of the game.’’

(on whether it was a “trap’’ game, or whether the Kings just played poorly…)

SCUDERI: “I don’t think a trap game exists for us the rest of the season, given how badly we need the points. They’re playing good hockey right now. I think we could have come out sharper in the first period. Once they got the lead on us, we played some good hockey and had some good chances, but not enough to get ourselves back in the game on the scoreboard.’’

(on giving up the third goal, after a strong start to the second period…)
SCUDERI: “I can’t remember who it was, but we rattled one off the pipe and had good shifts before that (goal), moving well. We gave up that goal, and it’s depressing, to say the least. You’re battling hard and you’re doing the right things. Everyone is trying to do the right things and get ourselves back in the game, and then we ended up giving up a goal. It is deflating, but I still thought we tried to battle. It wasn’t pretty at that point, because we were trying to force things and trying to create offense, but we did generate some chances. We just didn’t bury them.’’

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