“It’s a tough one. I think we played really well as a team the whole game. We had a couple of tough bounces along the way. I felt like they didn’t really have to work that hard to get their goals. But overall, as a team, I think we played a great game and we definitely played well enough to win this game. But, it’s a tough one to get down to 5-on-3 late in the game. It’s a big disappointment.”
On late-second period goal:
“I think I challenged the shot and it hit the boards, hit our D and came out pretty fast. I tried to move from the post, and I don’t know if it hit our D or something, but it bounced straight up. But I don’t think it had an impact. We came out in the third and played really well and took the lead. Going down two men there at the end, that was a tough one.”
On the down-low goals:
“If you look at the first two goals, it was just some bad bounces from our side. That happens. I don’t think they really worked hard to get those two. But they’re a pretty skilled team. On the power play they did a pretty good job getting in front of the net. That’s about it.”
On the late goal in the second:
“Yeah, that’s a big goal. I thought we dominated pretty much the second period and to give up one in the last minute, it comes back and bites you. But, it’s soemthing we have to learn from. I saw a lot of good things within the club in tonight’s game. But we come away empty.
“I thought we forechecked very well. They came at us hard. We know how they’re going play. Both teams played hard. I thought we controlled a lot of the time behind their net. We grinded. We didn’t get down when, I think, we beat ourselves a little bit on a couple of the goals, a couple of crazy goals. So I’m not unhappy with the club. There’s some good things there.”
“We beat ourselves early, and it was just, I think, an awful call to start the 5-on-3, on Cally’s penalty. It’s assuming that you trip a guy, and he didn’t trip a guy, and that’s what started the wall falling for us a little bit and we lose the hockey game. It’s just a terrible call.”
“We score the fourth goal, we’re right there, and I think you’ve got to make sure on these icings. Everybody’s a little spooked by that play. And it’s not a trip and that’s what starts everything.”
On Del Zotto losing the puck.
“Yeah. We threw him right back out there. You can’t worry about that. It doesn’t happen that often. I think he’s just looking to try to make too much of a perfect play, looking for another option. But, no, we put that right aside.”
On the Wisniewski gesture:
“I heard about that afterr I came in after the game. I didn’t see it.”
On Christensen’s injury:
“I’m not sure what the injury is, but he couldn’t play. That’s all (trainer Jim Ramsay) told me the last little while. I’m not sure what it is right now.”