"Tonight we're going to try and find a little more balance in our pairs and our minutes, and hopefully that makes everybody more effective in our team game as well as their own games."
-- Hawks coach Joel Quenneville
"There's no question that the blind-side situation, that players are paying attention to it and they're not taking advantage of a player that has clearly put himself in a vulnerable situation."
-- Atlanta GM Rick Dudley
"It's a little challenge for him, but some internal competition usually brings out the best in people. We want to win, and you win with your best lineup."
-- Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on his decision to sit Keith Ballard