On watching the Super Bowl, and what he took out of the game as a coach:
Yeah, what I take out of it is the same feeling as those guys winning championships or being in a championship game. I was in a Game 7 right here. I lost it, so I know what Atlanta feels like, and I know what New England feels like. [Reporter: When you think back to your 2014 team, which won the Stanley Cup, there were a lot of times during that season, the second half, when things looked kind of grim and you guys just kept grinding, just like the Patriots.] Well, it’s a little bit different. I would say that it’s four-out-of-seven. Those are both favorite teams yesterday, also. Both teams had tremendous regular season records, so it’s totally different. I guess the big game situation would be like a Game 7 situation. There are lots of guys in this room, there are still what, 12 or 13 guys who’ve won one or two in L.A. [Reporter: Just curious, what was the best sporting event you’ve ever watched on TV or live? Excluding anything that you’ve ever coached in or played in.] Calgary Stampede.
On Monday’s practice:
Relatively normal practice. Relatively normal.
On Jonathan Quick’s first road trip, and whether he’s seen progress:
We had three goalies on the ice. Just make sure there’s one in both nets. He’s on his schedule and he gets another five-day break coming up. It’s a pretty good schedule for him.
On his evaluation of Tyler Toffoli in his second game back:
I thought he was really good both games. He had some great opportunities both games, and probably a little bit of back to back, there was probably a little bit of fatigue. It’s not easy just coming in and playing back-to-back. You’ve been off two months, you can practice all you want. He’s fine. He said he felt good. [Reporter: Did you see that line kind of recapturing the chemistry they had before?] Well, I’d like to, but we’ve gone two games without a five-on-five goal. I think Jeff and Ty had probably had lots of good looks, and Tanner in five-on-five has to get his game going again. Gabby and Brownie haven’t been shooting lights out either, really, so if we’ve got to move guys around, we’re going to do it. We’ve done it the last four games.
On the hope of getting Jordan Nolan back late in the trip, and whether there’s an update:
Well, if he’s on IR, and IR is seven days, that would make sense that he wouldn’t be. That would be logical. I wouldn’t know why you’d go from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean when you’ve got five days off after.