On the lost puck on the 3-2 goal.
“It was along the when it came around. All of a sudden it started bouncing. Obviously, looking back, I would have stopped it with my skate against the boards and made sure I had it, but it just bounced over (my stick).”
On what he takes out of the comeback.
“Uh, I mean, we didn’t give up. We were down three goals and we kept going after the and kept playing. That’s a positive we can take into Friday. But obviously we can’t get down 5-2. To be down three goals, usually you’re out of it, and we managed to get back into it and give ourselves a chance.”
“We were just kind of a little lacksy-daisy in parts of the game and it ended up costing us. We can play well the last seven minutes of any game and might not win it. We’ve got to make sure we play the full 60.”
“One thing we have to learn early in the season here is, if we score a big goal, we can’t sit back and be happy with it. We’ve got to keep pushing.”
On the message during the timeout.
“He just said, ‘We’ve got to pick up our game.’ He wasn’t telling us anything we didn’t know. We weren’t winning battles, we weren’t getting pucks in like we wanted to and he explained that to us. We have to realize that ourselves, too, that we can’t take shifts off or take long stretches off and expect to win.
“I don’t know (why). I wish I knew. The big shifts are after goals and things like that, and I thought after we scored our first goal, and even after Aves ties it, we didn’t come back at them and continue to pressure. Early in the season we’ve got to learn that, that after a goal, those are pretty big shifts. And we’ve got to keep going with the momentum. Unfortunately we didn’t do that, and we sat back on our heels after goals.”
“They skated well, but again, they crash the net, they threw guys at the net. That’s what everybody does and that’s what we’re trying to do. That’s how we got our goals when you think about it. We banged around the net and crashed the net, and that’s what they did, too. There’s no secret in this league that hard work will result in goals.”
“It might have been a situation where earlier in the game, one save makes the difference, so everybody can accept their own game. I’ll look at my own game and I want to see what I can do to help this team win games. That’s what I’m doing.”
“They have a couple of guys that have good skills. Bergfors on that 2 on 1 took a good shot and I didn’t like the way I was too deep, but sometimes that’s the way it is. And Byfuglien’s shot, I thought I had my arm on it, but it was just a heavy shot that kind of found the way to get through. Obviously, some good players, they’re going to try to go high and pick the corners, and that’s what we’re ready for.”