On whether there was anything specific that led to the late-period goals against:
No, there were veterans out on the ice that should be able to handle that situation, if you look at the guys who were out there. The first one was coverage by our D and centerman, and the second one in the last minute was basically passing the puck.
On the mindset of starting playoffs after a “difficult” stretch of hockey:
Got to get your top guys … for sure, that’s my job, and that’s their responsibility. Our top guys are our captains and our best players, and I think out of Jeff and Looch and Tyler, I think they played really well tonight. I think that our other top guys have not played very well since we got a playoff spot.
On whether he has confidence that top players will be able to “turn it on”:
Yeah, of course you do. I’ve said it lots of times, when you figure out that the regular season is now the first round of the playoffs, and the second round starts the 12th of April.