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Running Quotes for Bruins vs. Canadiens on 2/8

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON BRUINS POSTGAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS
Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
On what he thought of the effort tonight…
Not good enough, Joe [McDonald]. I think we lost too many battles, and again you can’t beat a team like that if you’re not going to win your battles, which is what we should be good at. When we did kind of pushed our game on them in spurts we were getting some success, but, you know, if you can’t sustain it throughout the whole game then you’re not going to get the results, and we got them in spurts tonight. I don’t think we made Carey Price’s night real hard. He didn’t have to move much. He just stood there, stopped the shots, so those are areas that weren’t good enough, and in order to beat this team that really gets up for us our best players have to be our best players and we didn’t have that tonight.

On what the David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise line were doing that was making it particularly difficult to stop them…
They’re winning battles and races. It’s not complicated. I’m telling you right now it’s disappointing to see your team lose battles. It’s disappointing to see them lose races to the puck and where any other team we play, whether it’s speed or not. The Islanders were here. We won most of the battles, and yet tonight we weren’t able to do it.

On whether he thinks Montreal is becoming a psychological challenge…
It can’t. We can’t allow it.

On whether he feels for Tuukka Rask because this is another game he has lost against the Canadiens…
Do you guys really think he played poorly tonight?

On not thinking Rask played poorly…
There’s your answer. You know, I thought he played well. You know, the winning goal is a terrible goal to give up. Two defensemen colliding in the o-zone, and like I said, we have a tendency to shoot ourselves in the foot for whatever reason against them and the kind of goals we give them are certainly not the kind of goals you see from our team most of the time.

On how much of a factor the Canadiens’ speed is in the errors the team makes…
Well, Joe [Haggerty], it’s like the speed of New York seemed to be an issue for us in New York. It wasn’t an issue for us here. The speed of the Islanders weren’t an issue for us either. When we don’t play our game the speed is an issue, and tonight we didn’t play our game so it will always be an issue when we don’t play our game, so that’s one of the main reasons here. Why is it not an issue when you play the Islanders? Last night we out chanced them. We had more chances than them. They’re a pretty fast and skilled team, yet when we play our game and we defend well we turn pucks over and we go back on the attack, and when you don’t win battles like we didn’t tonight then they spend a lot more time in your own end.

On only allowing one shot on goal on Montreal’s three power plays…
That’s all we can talk about right is our PK [penalty kill], not our PP [power play]? They did a good job. Our PK did a good job.

On whether he would have liked to see their power play out there…
It’s always nice to have a PP [power play] right sometimes. Gives you momentum.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG
On the Bruins system seeming to go out the window when playing the Canadiens...
I mean you answered the question.  Basically you’re right.  We didn’t play our system, we turned way too many pucks over and we play right into their hands once that happens.  They have a lot of speed and that’s how they create chances and when we make mistakes, they went the other way and scored.  Us not being focused enough and not playing the way we are supposed to, to win that hockey game.

On what it is about the Canadiens that seems to mess with the Bruins heads...
I don’t know if it’s this team, it’s just a lack of mental sharpness.  I mean when we go down the ice and have the puck, so it’s 2 on 3, put it deep and try to make plays through the guys skates and we do that against those guys and they go the other way and counter attack.  That’s when it doesn’t matter if it’s a fast team or not a fast team, that’s when other teams get in trouble when you turn pucks over.  Like you said we’ve played fast teams before and when we play our system and we are tight, we gap up tight and we get pucks deep, we can play our system and that’s when it works.

On what makes the Canadiens difficult to score against...
I mean the whole season we haven’t really been scoring the way we wanted to and those guys they play a tight checking game and if you don’t play the way you’re supposed to then you don’t score.  If you don’t get guys in front of the net you don’t score because [Carey] Price is a good goalie and when he sees pucks, he stops them so it’s a combination of everything and it always comes back to being sharp mentally.

On not spending a lot of time in the Canadiens zone…
If we had time we just kind of hang on to the puck and wait for something to develop, be strong on pucks and wait for a little gap that you can slide into or a little breakdown that you can use to your advantage but we just didn’t do that today.

On if he has experienced this kind of series against another team in which they can’t seem to beat them...
When I was in the minors I did when I played for the Phantoms and we played Hershey, we were like 14-0 for a couple years.  I was on the other side so I haven’t been on the wrong side.  It is frustrating but again we just weren’t sharp tonight.

On if there is a constant theme in these games against the Canadiens...
For the most part it’s that we are shooting ourselves in the foot I think.  A lot of little mistakes and they are very opportunistic and once they get the chance they score and that’s what happened today I guess to a certain extent and what happened in the past.

On if he finds himself getting distracted by the logo...
I don’t know, that’s a tough question.  We tried to play our game but again if we don’t play our system, if we aren’t mentally sharp and that’s what seems to happen against those guys.  Why? I don’t know but we just have to somehow figure it out in the future.

On if this doubt would linger if they were to meet the Canadiens in the playoffs...
I don’t know.  I mean the playoffs are a whole new page I guess.  You start from zero and you go from there.  So I don’t think it will linger if that is going to happen but again we just have to somehow figure it out and we just have to play without thinking at all.  Maybe that helps.

On how to make things tougher on Carey Price...
Like every goalie you have to get in front.  If the goalie doesn’t see the puck he can’t stop them or he can’t make a save.  There are going to loose pucks and we just have to get there in front of him and then get those second chance opportunities and that has been missing in the past.

On if it comes down to just pure effort…
Well it’s not just pure effort, it’s about creating lanes to shoot the puck and it’s about I guess effort.  Forwards getting in and going for those second pucks and those chances.

On if it starts to affect the team mentally when it comes to playing the Canadiens...
I can only talk for me personally and I don’t think it affects me at all.  They are Montreal yes and they are a good team and they are very determined but at the end we have to play our game we have to be focused on what we want to do.  For whatever reason we just haven’t been able to do that.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN ZDENO CHARA
On being frustrated continually losing to Montreal…
Yeah it’s something that we are not happy about. Especially the way we played tonight.

On the effort not being consistent enough, like Claude Julien said…
Yeah I mean he’s right we were—we had, you know, some good looks but for most of the night we were losing battles and races for those pucks. It wasn’t the effort we were expecting.

On you and Hamilton’s collision that led to the game winning goal…
No that was my bad. I saw David [Krejci] going around the net and I moved in and that’s something that I shouldn’t probably - usually you have the crossing defenseman moving in. I may have misread it and it ended up costing us. I’m taking blame for that because that’s something I should be more patient with and maybe take a look. Dougie [Hamilton] was in the right spot, David made the right play and, I don’t know, I just thought that I would have a chance to move in but that’s not the way we play.

On how to make things tougher on Carey Price…
Traffic. It’s pretty obvious I think. I don’t think there’s any goalie in the league that likes to have traffic in front of him. We didn’t do that probably consistently for the whole night.

On the Max Pacioretty, Dale Weise, David Desharnais line giving you trouble…
Yeah, they were getting to those loose pucks quicker and making quick plays, automatic plays. We were not reacting fast enough.

On the struggles playing Montreal carrying over into the playoffs…
We saw in the past that it doesn’t really make a difference if you’re thinking about playoffs right? Who knows, but playoffs is a different time of the year. Anything can happen but for sure we should remember that these kinds of games, like I said nobody is happy about and we want to get them back.

On being able to contain the speed of the Islanders but not the Canadiens…
It think if you look at, no matter who we play, if we are not playing the way we excel or we are strong at, we’re going to have a tough night. Tonight we didn’t do it.

On overthinking against Montreal…
It’s a number of things that is causing slowing everything down.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN DOUGIE HAMILTON
On the team’s effort tonight…
I thought we had, obviously, some effort. I think just didn’t really go the way we wanted obviously. I think it’s been like that, obviously, every team we’ve played them now. We just don’t seem to have their number. But I thought everyone was trying hard. I think there’s no question about our effort.

On if there is a mental hurdle the team has to get over against Montreal…
Yeah, I don’t know. I think if we knew we would change, I guess, right? I don’t know what it is. It’s the matchup against them, obviously isn’t good for us. Just the way it is, I guess.

On what happened on Montreal’s breakaway goal…
I saw him [Zdeno Chara] last second. I don’t know, I haven’t really seen it yet. I don’t know, just a bad bounce, miscommunication, and it results in a goal.

On if Montreal does something defensively that messes up the Bruins…
I think with their speed they’ve been similar to some teams that we played already this week. Flip pucks and kind of cheat for the breakaways and stuff. But we only gave up I think one probably. I think they block a lot of shots, boxed us out, and we don’t really seem to get any really good scoring changes against them. If we do, obviously Carey Price is a pretty good goalie. When they’re on their game like that and not making mistakes and stuff, it’s pretty tough to generate much.

On if Montreal’s knack for blocking shots limits his game in the offensive zone…
Yeah, obviously we’re trying to get pucks and bodies to the net. If they’re taking both those things away, I think it’s obviously going to stop our offense. I don’t know, I don’t really remember us having a really good chance tonight. I think that’s a credit to them, no mistakes really. Makes it tough on us.

On if it’s more frustrating considering Tuukka Rask played well…
Yeah, it is. He was obviously great again tonight, made all the saves that he could, I guess. Just, like you said, frustrating when you can’t score some goals for him, obviously when you need to. You’re not going to win many games when you only score one goal or zero. Just have to find a way to score.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD BRAD MARCHAND
On not winning battles they should have…
Yeah, I think they were beating us to pucks. They were winning every race and battles we turned it over too much, so [Montreal] just played a better game.

On what needs to change in order to have success…
We’ve just got to stick to our game plan. If we continue to get pucks in deep and try to work down low then we’re a good team. We’re tough to play against, but as soon as we start trying to play like them and then make plays at the line and stuff like that we turn it over and that’s where they capitalized.

On Claude Julien’s comment that they did not get much traffic in front of the net and whether there is a particular reason why…
Not really. I think it’s more of a mental state. You know, if you want to go there and battle it out and spin off and get in front and then you will. We just didn’t do that.

On whether it becomes a mental thing when they have a hard time getting through against Montreal…
Probably the thing with them is our D are concerned about them blowing the zone every time. If there’s any chance of a turnover they’re blowing and it’s tough for the D really. They want to make sure that they get the shots through, so it’s tough on everyone. They do a good job and you just have to find ways to get it through.

On the fine line between being physical and too physical and how that can take away from their game…
Yeah, we… when we’re playing well we’re playing physical and we’re getting the battles and against them they’ve got a good power play and we do want to stay out of the box and I think if it’s 0-and-3. They’ve got three power plays, we don’t have any, it’s tough on our team and they can take advantage of that.

On whether he thinks they were deserving of a few power plays…
Yeah definitely. We definitely should have had a couple and I don’t think it should have been 3-and-0.

On whether it was frustrating that they seemed to have their best chances at the end of their shifts when they were tired…
Yeah, it’s just tough to… yeah it happens and it’s just tough to continually go after the puck when you’re tired so you want to try and take advantage of that and then get off the ice.

On not having many goals against this team and whether it is something about their defensive play…
Not really. I think we had a few good opportunities to score. Their goalie made some good saves.

On whether there is a feeling that if they see the Canadiens in the playoffs that they will have the answers…
I mean we haven’t even thought about that at all, so…

On what they need to do to get out of the mindset of the past two games where there were mistakes made…
There’s going to be mistakes in every game. That’s what hockey is. It’s a game of mistakes. The thing is to try to minimize those. We’ll have a rest day tomorrow and make sure that we come ready to play on Tuesday.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN TOREY KRUG
On the lack of energy being part of the loss…
Yeah, I mean for about probably 30 minutes there, or actually more than that, 40 minutes, probably 45 minutes or 50 minutes, it was pretty ugly. They had their skating legs and we didn’t, and we definitely have to be way better than that, especially in our home building. I thought the game was too easy for them.

On the loss getting to their heads…
No, I mean, everybody’s upset that we lost and we don’t like losing games and we don’t like losing games to them, but you’ve got to move past it. Now there’s a bunch of points that have to be won in order for us to maintain our position and we’re not thinking about it, but we’re going to let it sit tonight, let it sting, and then move on tomorrow.
 
On sympathizing for Tuukka…
Yeah Tuukks [Tuukka Rask] was great again, you know, he’s been playing really well and he’s been seeing the puck really well. It’s just a couple mental breakdowns and the puck ends up in the back of our net and you can’t have that if you want to be a playoff caliber team. And the playoffs can cause some damage, so we have to be better than that.

On Tuukka’s record against the Canadiens…
Well it’s not Tuukka’s record it’s our record. You know we win and lose together as a team and he holds his end of the bargain and we just let him down sometimes. And he bails us out so much so it’s unfortunate that people always have to talk about his record when he’s bailing us out all the time.

On not taking it like it’s just another game…
Well, no, we approached it like it was another game that we needed to win, and unfortunately we didn’t have it tonight. We’re going to have to look at our game and just make it better, some how, some way, we’ll find out our mistakes and go from there. You can’t amp up that game too much, you got to take the right approach. We’re too much of a veteran locker room to let that get the best of us.

On wanting to face the Canadiens again in the playoffs or wanting to avoid them…
Oh no, we’ll take on anyone, we’re not a team that shy’s away from anybody. You know, at some point you’re going to have to go through them, you know, maybe it happens, maybe it doesn’t. But if we want to win the Stanley Cup, we’re going to have to beat them, and we would welcome that challenge.

On looking back at the wins against other good teams and applying those tactics to the Canadiens games...
We know, if we play well we’ll beat anyone in this league, and that’s with all the pieces in this locker room -the way that we play, stick to our system, play confident, play smart. You know, we can beat anyone in this league, so it’s not a matter off how our system matches up with theirs, it’s a matter of us showing up and doing the job. And we didn’t do that tonight, and we haven’t done that against them yet this year, so if we do get to face off against them again, we’ll be better.

On what the Bruins weren’t doing when they were having difficulties getting to the neutral zone and establishing something…
Well, we were making it too easy for them to take those lanes away. You know, they have a couple defensemen there that play a lot of minutes, and when you’re turning back to break out pucks all night long, it makes the game harder for them and we weren’t doing that. So it was an easy game for them, and you know, it’s disappointing that we let it be that way.

On the concern that the Bruins are backsliding a little… 
Well, we’re sitting in 8th place right now and even if we were winning I think we would still have that sense of urgency and you know the mental preparation to make sure that we’re ready to win the next game whoever it is against. So yeah we haven’t been playing well the last three games, so we’re going to take a look at our game and try and fix those mistakes, and you know, approach it even if we were playing well, approach it the same way.

On not coming out like you had that same sense of urgency and how to get on top of that by Tuesday…
You tackle that problem head on, I mean, I said we were sitting in 8th place and that’s not a comfortable position to be in. So we have to make sure that we take that problem, we face it and we take care of it because if you don’t take care of that then you’re going to fall behind in a lot of hockey games.

On the power play differential…
I’m not going to talk about that.

On feeling like he was doing enough it beat them…
No.

On if there was anything he feels like the team could do to generate more goals…
Yeah, we haven’t scored more than two goals in two games now so it’s a side of the game that’s just – you just got to be willing to go to the net and get those dirty goals that I think a lot of our plays right now our perimeter plays where we’re content with where we’re taking shots from and we just have to make sure we’re making it harder on the opposing goalies. So, you know, we have to be way better, and you know, it’s got to start tomorrow and we’re moving on from there.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On the team’s frustration losing to the Canadiens…
Yeah, well, it wasn’t our best game. Same stuff we’ve been doing earlier in the year. We got away from those habits and now it looks like it’s heading towards the bad stuff again. Not too happy with that I guess.

On the team’s lack of physical play…
Yeah, at times it was. It’s a fine line for us to be physical especially against Montreal because we tend to take penalties. I don’t think it was too bad for us head-to-head. I think our puck management, execution and our scoring chances and stuff was as sharp as it should be I think.

On his play tonight...
It’s always frustrating when you play a good game and fall short, but it’s a team game and we battle through these things together. It’s a loss, of course against Montreal so it doesn’t make the record better, but I feel like my game is in the right place and just keep plugging away.

On what the team has to do if they face the Canadiens in the playoffs…
Well, just play our game and not over do things and keep things simple. A lot of times we force plays and try to make cross-ice passes and then we get caught sleeping. You know, they come out on two-on-ones, breakaways, three-on-ones, stuff like that cause they try to sneak behind us all the time. It’s just you know, being mentally aware of what’s going on and just play our game. Carey [Price] is a pretty good goalie in there so he’s gonna stop what he sees so you need those second hand opportunities and screens to get some goals. Today, we didn’t do that, but if it’s a playoff series, it’s what we gotta do.

On if he thinks about the team’s offensive struggles when the Canadiens score the first goal…
If you lose one nothing, you couldn’t have done much better than that. I don’t know what the record is with us when not scoring the first goal, but obviously it becomes a challenge. Especially against a team like this and a goalie like this, it becomes even a bigger challenge. So we couldn’t overcome it today so I think it’s a big deal especially in games like this.

On how much confidence he will need if the Bruins face the Canadiens in the playoffs…
It’s just about executing the game plan and playing our hockey and not too many mistakes out there. That’s about it, you know, creating some goals.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD DAVID PASTRNAK
On realizing he had scored right away…
Yeah, I saw the puck behind the goal line, but I wasn’t sure if it was all the way or just some of the puck.

On taking a big swing at the puck on his goal…
Yeah, the goal gave us some life. It was still five minutes to go and it was a great job. I think it was one of the better shifts for our line and we had a good breakout and we got the puck to the net.

On if he felt he got better as the game went on…
No, I mean, I just tried to play my best. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

On avoiding a big hit from P.K. Subban…
It’s part of the game, especially now against Montreal. We’ll leave it like that.

On his impressions of playing Montreal…
I was trying to just focus on my game and give my best for the team. Didn’t try to put some pressure to myself.

On if Montreal played a very good defensive game…
I think when we were strong on the puck in their zone and passed to each other, help each other, support each other in their zone, they couldn’t play with us. But when we play soft and easy game, then it was an easier job for them. But when we had a couple of shifts we played hard, you know, physical, I don’t think  they could play with us.

On not playing a physical game all the way through…
We have to play 60 minutes and get better.

MONTREAL CANADIENS HEAD COACH MICHEL THERRIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
On what it means to sweep the season series against Boston…
We understand that it was a huge challenge for us tonight. The Bruins are playing really solid hockey lately, and both teams played last night. We find ways to win. I thought we were really solid, and we were pursuing the puck well, and we put pucks at the net. We didn’t try to be fancy, and that’s our game.

On if he was happy with Montreal’s energy playing the second game of a back-to-back…
Yeah. Both teams had a lot of energy I believe. From ice level, I thought both teams worked really hard.

On the Canadiens not taking a lot of penalties lately and none tonight…
Yeah, we’ve been disciplined, I think. We understand that at this time of the year, discipline is always a key factor if you want to win any hockey game.

On potentially facing the Bruins in the playoffs after sweeping them in the regular season…
There’s been a lot of matchups between those two teams in the past here, in the playoffs. But who knows what’s going to happen? We don’t know, but definitely, it brings some confidence. But honestly, there’s still a lot of hockey to be played, and we’re still a long way from the playoffs.

On Dale Weise continuing to play well against Boston…
He’s a guy that brings a lot to our team. He skates well, he’s going to be physical. There’s good chemistry with [Max] Pacioretty and [David] Desharnais right now, and likes those physical games, and this is where he’s at his best.

MONTREAL CANADIENS GOALTENDER CAREY PRICE
On his stick save against Daniel Paille in the second period…
Lucky. I don’t even think it was going in, to be honest.

On what it means to sweep the season series against Boston…
That’s what they are. They’re a really good team, well-structured. They work hard. They’ve got all the characteristics of a good playoff team, and I don’t doubt that if we want to get to our ultimate goal, we’ll see them again.

On tying Bill Durnan for fourth on the Canadiens’ all-time goalie wins list…
You know what, it wasn’t even really on my radar until Dom came and showed me. But definitely cool.

On if he’s still surprised at Dale Weise’s production…
A little bit. He’s such a character guy that he’s always got his nose in everybody’s business out there. He works hard, grinds it out, earns all the bounces that he gets. I’m really happy to see him starting to get rewarded.

On having to scramble a couple times tonight…
Absolutely, yeah. We had some guys bailing me out. That’s what it’s all about. We’re a committed team to blocking shots, and battling in that blue paint, and tonight it paid off in a close one.

On his first period stick save reaching back…
I can’t remember who had it in the slot, I think it might’ve been, anyway, whoever shot it, it hit my blocker, bounced off of one of their guys going to the net, and I just reached back and just happened to hit it.

MONTREAL CANADIENS FORWARD DALE WEISE
On how he has been “on fire”...
I don’t have the answer, you know our line has a lot of chemistry, me, David [Desharnais], Pats [Max Pacioretty], we love playing together. Early in the year we just had a couple shifts together and we seem to have some  instant chemistry and we’re getting a chance to play together for full games and we are really getting comfortable with each other. We just feel dangerous every time we go out there we try to score.

On how it feels to be on the top line...
Yeah it feels good for sure, you know everyone is going to come in the league and try to make a mark and do what they could. You know I had to do what I did to stay in the league when I came in and now I’m getting a great opportunity to show what kind of skills I have.

On if he more proud of his goal or his pass...
Oh the pass for sure, you know I was rushing it and I was trying to make sure I got it down on my stick and I just felt like it took forever, it was probably half a second play but I see him going and I was trying to get it. I knew once we have a break through, he was going to score that one.

On if this was his best week ever in the NHL...
I don’t know, I had a pretty good streak earlier in the year, too, when I scored a couple games in a row so I’m just happy we got the win and hopefully we’ll keep things going fresh.

On what it means to beat a team like the Bruins...
It means a lot, that’s a good hockey team over there so it says a lot about our team. They played well tonight, too, right until the end and Carey [Price] made some unbelievable saves to keep us in the game like he does every night so it gives us a lot of confidence beating a team like that.

MONTREAL CANADIENS FORWARD MAX PACIORETTY
On Dale Weise continuing to produce…
You know, he’s always valuable. He’s been plugged in to different roles, and this role he’s in right now, maybe you get a little bit more of the glory obviously. He’s putting pucks in the net, he set me up there for a breakaway, so he’s always been useful, but it’s nice to see him get a lot of recognition because he definitely deserves it.

On why there’s been chemistry with linemates Dale Weise and David Desharnais…
You’ve gotta give the credit to [Dale] Weise, because he’s got chemistry with everyone he plays with. I think he’s got the right mindset, and that’s the biggest thing. He’s going in there, and he knows he’s going to be the hardest worker out there, and at the same time, he’s got an undercover skill set that allows him to make plays for his linemates. It’s been a pleasure playing with him, and we hope to keep contributing to some wins as the season goes on.

On sweeping the season series against Boston…
Yeah, it feels good, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous there at the end, when they had some momentum and they got the crowd into it. That’s happened a lot to us in this building, where as soon as they get a little bit of life, they turn on the gas there. We’re thankful to get out of it, but we played a great 60-minute game, and going forward, that’s important for us.

On hitting a couple posts earlier in the game before scoring…
Yeah, I was joking around with [Tuukka] Rask a lot during the game, trying to get into each other’s heads. I definitely felt snake-bit after a late post last game and an early post this game, and a couple chances he made some great saves on me. But at the end of the day, it feels good to put one by him.

On if he was pleased with Montreal’s energy on the second night of a back-to-back…
Yeah, absolutely. I think both nights, our gameplan was to get more pucks on net, don’t pass up shots. It’s not going to be pretty, the way they go in, and it wasn’t pretty. So that’s the mindset you have to have going forward, don’t pass up any opportunities, and that’s the reason why we’ve been able to score.

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE AT 6:20 P.M.
On tonight’s starting goalie…
It’s Tuukka [Rask]. If you ask politely, you get the answer.

On if there is a plan for Niklas Svedberg to return to Boston…
I don’t know, that’s not on my list of priorities right now. I don’t know what they’re going to decide there after this weekend.

On what he wants to see from his team tonight…
We’re still – I guess our focus is still about, looking the schedule we know we have a tough schedule for the next little while. Just try to really minimize it by focusing on the game at hand. That’s what we did yesterday, I think it helped us out. Today, it’s about Montreal, it’s about – again, we understand where we are with them as far as wins, losses. It would be nice to get a win today, no doubt about that. The biggest and most important thing we can do is go out there and play our game.

On if he thinks David Pastrnak has been a strong player since returning from the World Juniors…
He’s been good, I don’t think his production’s been great. But that’s expected with a young player. But he’s created some chances, he’s made some good plays, he’s been reliable in our own end. A lot of times along the walls he’s been much better than we could have ever have anticipated. So it’s been good that way, but you know what? We said we’d live with the development of this young guy and right now he’s giving us no reason to not continue with that.
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