Jonathan Quick, on his performance and the solid performance of the team:
You pretty much said it right there. We played pretty well there. We’re happy to get two points. They’re a great team playing in their building. The penalty kill was great. Didn’t get many power plays, but it would’ve created some momentum if we had ‘em, and yeah, we got timely goals.
Quick on his confidence with the team’s start:
We enjoy coming to the rink and working. We have a great group of guys so it makes it fun. We keep it light. Guys enjoy pushing each other. So it’s something that I’ve noticed so far in the beginning part of the season here.
Quick, on “not leaving any crumbs”:
They put a lot of pucks towards the net, and the rebounds that were left out there, our D and low forwards were doing a great job helping out, picking up sticks, clearing rebounds. I can’t say enough about that, especially during the PK. Some great blocked shots. That was exciting to see.
Quick, on his 500th game:
It’s cool and all, but we’ve got 501 in a couple of days.
Quick, on energy getting zapped out of the building as the game went on:
Well, you certainly hear it. They kept fighting, though. It’s not like they gave up. They were fighting to the end. It’s unfortunate. It’s probably not so deserving for Price there. He’s arguably the best goalie in the world. You hate to see that happen to him but he’s the best. He’s one of the best, and they have a great hockey team and they’re going to right the ship.
Quick, on what sticks out as his favorite part of the team’s 8-1-1 start?
Nothing in particular. We’ve got a long way to go. It’s really early in the season. We’re fortunate to get the wins that we got and we’ve just got to keep working.
Quick, on what it felt like seeing MacDermid score his first NHL goal:
I get excited for him, man. He’s a great kid, he works hard and to see him get that, I’m just really happy for him.
Kurtis MacDermid, on playing on a line with Drew Doughty:
You get moved around sometimes so it doesn’t matter who I’m playing with, I just want to stick to my game and be simple and play hard in our own end. It’s always fun playing with Drew, he’s an unbelievable player so it’s always a good time.
MacDermid, on his path to getting his first NHL goal:
It’s a lot of work and a lot of time, but it’s all worth it. I wouldn’t do it any other way.
MacDermid, on how he felt when he realized he had scored:
I can’t describe it. It’s just a dream come true. That’s what it really is.
MacDermid, on scoring on Carey Price:
He’s one of the best goalies in the league and in the Bell Centre as well, just soak it all in.