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by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON BRUINS POSTGAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS
Thursday, May 1, 2014

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
On whether he was encouraged by the Bruins’ effort…
This is just game number one. You don’t get frustrated after one game. I didn’t mind the way our team played tonight. We had lots of chances. Sure, we fell behind 2-0, but we showed some resiliency and came back and I thought we carried play for the most part, and obviously in that first OT period. Probably the only thing is, we got to find a way to bury those great opportunities that we had. That’s probably where there’s some regrets there, and burying those chances.

On Tuukka Rask…
We win as a team, we lose as a team, so I’m certainly not going to jump on my goaltender.

On his team’s play in the third period…
No, I thought even in the second period, we had some great chances there in the second half of the second. It just took us a while to get our game going, I guess, and once we started getting pucks on the net, which we weren’t getting enough earlier, and once we started getting some bodies there and creating some traffic, things started picking up, and so I thought from midway through the second period on, that’s where we were at our best.

On whether he is concerned about the penalty kill…
I think it’s the same answer as I gave earlier — there’s no panic here. It’s game number one here. So obviously, P.K. Subban’s got a good shot from the point and we’ve got to do a better job of fronting him, but our penalty kill’s been through a lot this year and we still have confidence in it.

On the play of David Krejci’s line tonight…
They played well. They’re a line that is a big line that cycles the puck well and hangs onto it and continues to do a good job, like they have all year.

On the two penalty calls in the overtime periods…
Yeah, I just answered that in French. I said they were both penalties, so there’s no issues in my mind with that. That’s the way it is. And could there have been some others in the overtime? Maybe, but the ones that they called against us were definitely penalties.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD JAROME IGINLA
On tonight’s game….
Losing in OT, you know I thought we dominated the game. I thought even when they got onto the lead, you know we had chance after chance. They were just a little tougher going in tonight – some nights that happens. Tip your hats, goalies were very good tonight. But at the same time we had chances and on other nights they go in. No, it sucks not winning that one, but we played well and like I say I thought we controlled that game and you know, we play that way we’ll get some good results.

On if he was happy with how they played around Carey Price…
Yeah, I think so. We hit some posts, he made some great saves. Sometimes we didn’t put it up or elevate it when we had a chance, myself included, but we got great chances and great looks and I thought we had some really good zone-time. They had an early power play goal but then they got some goals they got up to a lead and stuff but for the most thought I thought we really carried the play, and did a lot of things we want to do. I know it’s a results thing, but we stay with that and it sucks tonight when you lose, but at the same time we showed a lot of character battling back twice. And we give ourselves chance to win there.

On what adjustments the Bruins need to make for Game Two…
I think we stay with it. I think after that happens, and like I say you tip your hat to – goalies played, both sides, played great tonight. But we feel we get those same chances and that same presence that’s on the same net front presence we’ll find ways to get it in.

On if they made a team decision to ‘get more pucks at this guy’….
Yeah, I think honestly more we were just trying to keep staying with it.  Like I say, that happens sometimes where you get some great looks and they don’t go in, and I thought we did a great job of not getting frustrated and finding a way to kind of get that first one, get that second one. And even when we needed that late one, Johnny’s [Boychuk] goal. So I thought we got some, you know, after the first we got better net front presence, we had some good zone-time, we were skating well. It was a game that we’d love to have but now we get ready, and we get back at it and we want to do some of the same things.

On scoring chances….
Honestly, some days that happens. We’d love to score on every shot and every chance, but some days they make a great save, or you just miss your spot or you don’t elevate it, so I didn’t think anything like that. We get those same chances and on another night we’d have a bunch.

On if the Bruins amount of zone time was encouraging….
I think all the way around. I honestly think from after the first period we had great zone-time all the lines, and you know they’re going to get some chances and they did, but I thought we limited them comparatively to ours. I thought we out chanced them pretty solidly. I’d like to see – go over things. It is about wins. And we didn’t get the first one. But at the same time we did a lot of things that we feel are a part of our game, and were effective, and we stay with that. We want a lot of the same things the next game, and we’ll get better results.

On if there was a feeling that they would head into overtime if they kept playing well…
Yeah, that’s the goal. Nobody in here is, like I say, there’s a lot of character and a lot of relief and guys stayed positive. Some nights they’re a little harder to get than others. And like I say, goalies played great. Price played really well but we kept staying with it and I thought it showed a lot to be able to – on a night when they were pretty tough to come by, especially early when you’re down a couple in the third. I thought we’ll be able to take some of that momentum and go forward and be able to come back and give ourselves that chance to win in a game where, like I say, they were pretty hard to come by early but we had some great looks, especially after the first period.

On what the loss came down to…
Some nights it just doesn’t go your way. Honestly, part of it is we’ve got to give credit they kept it out of their net. [Carey] Price played a great game, but at the same time, some nights instead of hitting the posts they hit the posts and then go in. And instead of just missing by two inches you find a way to put it in or you elevate it. So no, we give them credit. He played a great game. But at the same time we feel that if we get those chances we’ll keep finding ways to – we did get a few by him. And if we can get a few more early there maybe it’s a different result.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD PATRICE BERGERON
On the Bruins having so many scoring chances …
Yeah we did have enough chances. We’ve got to find a way obviously to you know find the back of the net, and do a better job at screening and being there and finding the loose puck and the rebounds.

On whether it’s harder to lose given that they had so many chances…
Well I mean it’s playoffs. Obviously not getting too high and too low is a key word in playoffs, and now it’s about Game 2. I mean, there’s nothing we can do about it. And it’s about being better for the next game.

On whether he thinks they could have won if they made fewer mistakes…
Yeah of course, I mean we’ve got to do a better job in our own zone, and off the neutral zone we can’t give them too much speed, and bury one when we do have our chances.

On whether he thinks if they play this way again they can win…
Yeah I mean I thought we played a solid game overall. But that being said, we’ve got to be better and bearing down. And fighting that puck, and battling. And making it a little harder for [Carey] Price to see the puck, because he’s going to stop it. So it’s about Game 2 now.

On looking forward to Game 2 knowing they have battled back so much this season…
Yeah I mean we’ve been there last series, so you know we’ve been in this situation before. We know we’re expecting that. They’re a great team, and you know we’ve got to be better next game.

On whether that’s how he expected the Bruins to start tonight…
Yeah we did some good things, especially early on we had some good chances. You know, they got the first goal and it took us a little bit of time to get the momentum back. But I thought we did, and our third period was really the way we want to play.

On how important their veteran playoff experience is in the locker room…
Yeah I mean it’s playoffs for you – It’s going to happen, and it’s about making sure you stay with it and just worrying about the next game.

On whether there was something about the Canadiens’ power play that took them by surprise…
No we need to do a better job boxing out, blocking shots, and disturbing their entries, you know doing a better job on our forecheck. That’s all.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN MATT BARTKOWSKI
On the penalty being called in overtime...
I don’t know. I mean, I’m not going to comment on whether or not it was a penalty. The result sucks, afterwards. So, I think it could have been prevented before the call was made.

On how tough the loss is...
That’s pretty self-explanatory. We got it going there a little bit, in the first overtime I thought we played pretty well. It thought we took it to them pretty good and then I don’t know, we kind of came out flat, or whatever you want to call it. It just, it sucks.

On battling back from a two-goal deficit...
Yeah, that was good. We turned it on at the end of the third, got a few big goals from Kruger [Torey Krug] and Johnny [Boychuk] there. If we bring that intensity the whole game then it’s a different story.

On dropping the first game to Detroit in Round One but battling back to win the series...
I mean, you can take some good from that, but it’s a different series, a different team. We just, like I said, we’ve got to – the parts that we did play well and we did play our game, we really have to focus on that and focus on bringing that for sixty minutes.

On the play that resulted in an overtime penalty...
Prust [Brandon Prust] shot it in front, and I’m just trying to get positioned so he can’t get to the puck. I couldn’t get it so I just threw him down.

On if he’s looking forward to Game Two on Saturday...
A lot. We’ve got a day here to go over what we need to do better. A lot of it I think is just intensity and bringing our game.

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK
On losing Game 1…
I don’t know. We played overall a good five-on-five—pretty much dominated, had a lot of chances, couldn’t score. But I was [expletive] today. Got to be better.

On having an off night…
No, not an off night. I made some saves, but I couldn’t make the game-savers as you say. So, go home and sleep and regroup.

On losing the game on a power play goal…
It’s tough. I mean, you need your PK [penalty kill] to step up. We did in the beginning and then those things happen and just a floater from the blue line and I can’t catch it. It sucks.

On failing to capitalize on scoring chances in Montreal’s end…
Yeah, we had a lot of bounces there. Could go either way, especially in the first overtime. It just went to the wrong way, I guess, on the goal line and stuff. I think as a team we deserved to win, but from a goalie’s standpoint [Carey] Price played a lot better than I did.

On losing despite recording 50 shots on Carey Price…
No, he’s a great goalie. You got to work hard to get those goals. We got three. Should be enough to win.

On if he saw the puck on all of Montreal’s goals…
I didn’t see the first one, but it doesn’t matter. Not going analyze those goals. Doesn’t matter if you lose 6-0 or 4-3—it’s a loss.

On taking positives out of Game 1…
Yeah, I thought we played a solid game overall five-on-five and had a lot of chances. They had a couple of odd-man rushes and capitalized on that one in the second period, but for the most part I think it’s going to be a tough series throughout.

On if he saw Matt Bartkowski’s penalty in Second OT…
No, I was looking for the puck and guy had kind of a wraparound there, so I don’t know.

On feeling proud of the team for battling back from 0-2…
Yeah, it was 2-0. I don’t think we deserved to be down 2-0, but part of that is my fault. We battled back and it was great to see. Never should’ve been an overtime, but we battled and not enough today.

On looking forward to bouncing back in Game 2…
That’s the only option. We played a great game. We can’t change anything except we got to kill those penalties and I got to keep the puck out of my net. That’s the only change we need.


On how long the loss will linger with him…
“You suck, you suck” – That’s it. What can I say? It’s the playoffs.

On if he’ll be better tomorrow…
Yeah, we have practice. Maybe I’ll save it for Saturday.

On which goal he’s more frustrated about letting through…
No, the first one or the last one. I don’t know. I think I saw enough of that last one to catch it, but I don’t know. Just a typical overtime goal. Somebody’s mistake, right? Now it was mine.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD DANIEL PAILLE
On how he sees the rest of the series unfolding…
I think obviously we’re all disappointed about the loss, but we definitely want to take a lot of positives out of that game. We know we need to work on a few things, special teams being one of them. Overall, we felt—I guess I wouldn’t say happy—but we put in a good effort and it was just a few scoring chances we just couldn’t finish it. But those were the breaks tonight and unfortunately we couldn’t come out on top

On his leg-on-leg collision with Brendan Gallagher at the end of OT…
He’s a speedy, shifty player, and I went to finish my check. He saw that and made a quick move. By then, I was already committed. The ref made the call and I can’t dispute that. I think I was just thankful that we were able to kill that off. Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky the second time, but we’ll look at that and try to fix that.

On skating with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson in his first game back…
My stamina felt pretty good. Other than that, I felt a little rusty, but things I’m going to work on in practice to improve that. But into changing lines, I thought generally overall we generated some good chances. Tried to play as defensive as we could as well, but I think we created some chances that we could’ve buried there.

On how long it takes to recover from a loss like this…
Definitely this time of night, we’re not going to process it right now, but tomorrow is a new day. We got a 12:30 game Saturday, so we have to be prepared and ready to go.

On battling back from a 0-2 deficit…
We were finally able to get some goals past [Carey] Price out there and he was definitely solid. I know we didn’t give up and we showed that grit that we had, but in the end it just wasn’t enough.

On the team overpassing at times during the game…
It’s hard to justify that. We had a lot of shots throughout the whole game, so maybe at times. Generally speaking, throughout the whole game I thought we took the opportunities when we had to.

On losing the game on a power play goal…
Unfortunately, especially in overtime, it’s tough to make a call when you have to. We were on the wrong side of that, unfortunately. Normally, we were able to kill those and we just couldn’t do that today.

On Matt Bartkowski taking the penalty hard after the game…
Yeah, I think he knows he’s a very solid player for us. It was just an unfortunate break where we got a holding call there. I think he’ll move on from this and we’ll be there for him if he struggles, but I can’t see that happening.

BOSTON BRUINS FORWARD REILLY SMITH
On the Bruins taking so many shots and having so many chances, but coming up short…
Yeah it’s tough. You know those games are going to happen, you just hope they don’t happen in the playoffs. I mean you’ve just got to regroup from it. I think the effort was really good tonight. We got a lot of opportunities. We’ve just got to focus on putting it in the back of the net.

On his goal boosting the team…
Well it’s tough. I think we had a lot of opportunities before I scored, and it’s tough when they’re not going in. So you know, they have a good goaltender, and I think in the third period we did a good job of getting in front of him and creating more traffic. And I think that lead to you know some of our scoring chances and our goals.

On whether he was surprised to see two penalties called in over time…
It’s tough. You know, people are battling in front of the net all night, and to see a call like that at the end, you know, it’s a little bit of a blow, but there’s nothing you can do.

On whether he would have been shocked if someone told him ahead of time that they would take more than 50 shots and lose…
Probably, but you know, they have a good goaltender on the other side, and it’s something we really have to focus on – making life a little bit more difficult on him.

On why the Bruins had so many missed chances and shots that missed the net…
When you’re getting a lot of shots and they’re not going in you try to do a little extra to find lanes, and sometimes they go wide. Sometimes they block a lot of shots. I think that’s the only other reasons why we weren’t getting pucks to Carey [Price].

On whether he thinks if they play this way again they can win…
Yeah I think so. We played a good game tonight. Like I said before, you get over 50 shots and you kind of expect to win. So the focus is getting pucks to the net and getting past them. I think that’s about it.

On the message going into the third period…
I think the third period has always been the best for us, and it is something we focus on a lot in the dressing room going out before that period. It just seemed that we kind of got bounces in the third and were able to battle back into the game.

On being confident with their play tonight and moving forward…
Yeah I think there’s so much leadership and character in this room that it rolls over onto the younger guys. And you know, we’re always battling back and there’s always a chance with you know a lot of the talent we have in this dressing room.

On when he realized the puck was loose behind Carey Price on that chance in overtime…
I don’t think anyone saw it. I think it was under him for a few seconds, so I didn’t know if it was going to pop out. And when it did I just tried to dive, but it was a little too late.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN TOREY KRUG
On disappointment in today’s game after numerous opportunities…
Yeah, it’s definitely disappointing. You know, you work your way back into a game, two –nothing lead going into our, in our building going into the third period. We work hard and you know it’s tough, just tough bounces. Just seems like we didn’t have the puck luck the bounces that were going in, but you know it’s another story. We have another game coming up Saturday and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to even things up.

How well Carey Price played…
Yeah, he played well. He made the saves that he needed to win the game, and we had a lot of opportunities, a lot of pucks that were laying around him, and we didn’t do a great job of making sure our sticks were heavy around their net. Their defensemen were picking our guys up and it seemed like it was a little bit too easy for them. But that’s just how the game goes sometimes and it’s disappointing but we’ve got to move on.

On the Canadiens second goal and having a tough time moving the puck that was near his feet…
Yeah, it’s tough. It’s a play coming up the ice, I was a little bit too far ahead of Johnny [Boychuk], just a tough pass. I don’t know. I’ve got to handle that. Got to make a better play on that, and it’s just tough and when those things are ending up in the back of your net it’s not a good sign, so just got to make sure you’re better on the puck, and I’ll be better next time.

On if there were times the Canadiens had odd man rushes or too much speed…
Yeah, we’re going to look at some things and fine-tune it. Seems like they were generating some speed, and not necessarily their top line either. It was, they had guys that were flying up and down the ice that are on their fourth line so to speak. So our whole team effort has to be a little bit better and we’re going to look at things. And we’ll see what the coaching staff has to say tomorrow.

On if it felt like different games between periods…
From period to period? Yeah, it did. You feel like you’re out there and you feel like you have the momentum and then all of a sudden the puck ends up in the back of your net and those are just things that as a team you have to make sure that you minimize or you know you’ve got to make sure that you have your hand on top of that. Because it’s not a good way to play playoff hockey, and there’s a couple of uncharacteristic plays of our team, and it just ends up in our net and it’s not what we want. But like I said, we’ve just got to move on. Short term memory. It’s a long series, it’s going to be long. We know that, I think they know that, and they got one in our building.

BOSTON BRUINS DEFENSEMAN JOHNNY BOYCHUK
On the disappointment of losing after coming back from a two-goal deficit...
Definitely. We were down two and came back and tied it up and found a way to tie it up again. It’s just unfortunate, the power play in overtime, when we got that goal.

On the penalty in overtime...
Yeah, it’s tough. But that’s the way it is.

On if it took the team a while to find its game...
A little bit. They scored the first two goals, but we found our game and we found it quickly and we scored those three goals and didn’t give up and kept going. But, it’s not the outcome that we wanted.

On if tonight’s game is an indication of how the series will go...
Yeah, definitely. It’s going to be like that the whole series – wouldn’t expect anything less. We just have to be ready for Saturday and come to play hard.

On bouncing back for Saturday’s game...
Well, it’s quickly. It’s an afternoon game and we just have to put this one behind us, look over video, and come prepared Saturday.


MONTREAL CANDADIEN DEFENSEMAN P.K. SUBBAN
On Subban’s goal…
When we get an opportunity like that, two power plays, I just try and be the difference and try and put the puck on net. I thought our first power play, I don’t even think we got a shot. I got the puck in the slot, Marky [Markov] made a good pass. Let’s be honest, faceoffs are key. When you win a big faceoff like that – I think it was Davey [Desharnais] who won it. He was great all game. Lars [Eller] was great as well. Plecky [Plekanec], Prusty [Prust] that’s the difference in the game. If we don’t win the faceoff than we don’t even get that shot. Between all of our centermen and Carey Price, I thought that they were huge for us today.

On the team’s emotion after a long game…
Well, it’s great that we won but listen I have played against these guys more than a few times over the past couple of years and in the playoffs. The one thing I can tell you is this is a resilient team. That’s not something that you can say about every team but against these guys I have to give them credit. They always battle back. They always find a way to persevere. Tonight, it feels good to be the team that found the way to get it done.

On Price’s play in tonight’s game…
Both goaltenders played well. Like I said, I have said it before and I’ll say it again, in my opinion he is the best goaltender in the league and he showed that again today.

On winning the series after tonight’s game …
Listen, I don’t think we can even think about winning the series. I mean a couple years ago we came in here and took two games and went back and we lost in Game 7.  When there is success you have to take it and get better. I still think that there are things we need to get better on. We can’t be giving up 50–plus shots, I can tell you that for the rest of the series. Pricey [Price] shouldn’t have to stop that many pucks.

On Subban getting hit with something after his goal…
I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter.

On tonight’s power play…
I just thought that we did a good job of moving the puck and moving ourselves to get open. They are a good team on the penalty kill. They take away your time and space. They have big guys down low. Our forwards did a good job of winning battles and getting the puck back to the point. That is the difference.

On the second power play…
It’s a tough play for him [Chara]. When you win a faceoff like that so clean, it’s tough for him to come out and block that shot. It was the same thing on the [Johnny] Boychuk goal. Once you get that puck in that spot you know you got a guy like him who can hammer it as well. I know that I try and lean into it as much as I can. It’s a tough play for him. I think he did all he could to get in my lane but by the time he already did, I had already let it go.

MONTREAL CANADIENS HEAD COACH MICHEL THERRIEN (ENGLISH)
On if he feels fortunate to win tonight given how many chances the Bruins had…
There’s one word - Carey Price was outstanding. But there are some positives. There are a lot of positives. First of all, our power play was really effective tonight. Carey Price was outstanding, and both goalies were good because we got some chances, and Tuukka Rask made some key saves. We played as a team, it looked like it was ten days that we hadn’t played. And the positive is we found a way to win. I know our team’s going to be better the next game.

On P.K. Subban stepping up and having a big game…
Well that’s leadership, you know? We’ve got some young leaders in our group, talking about Carey Price, P.K. Subban, [Max] Pacioretty, [David] Desharnais. But they’re all surrounded with older veterans and leaders. One thing I always ask our players, make sure whether it’s your first year or you’ve been in the league for fifteen years, you’ve got to be a leader the way you handle yourself, the way you play. I felt like P.K. had a really solid game tonight for us.

On what the Bruins did to get all those shots that Tampa wasn’t able to do…
Well first of all the Bruins played a really solid game. There are a lot of positives in that we find a way to win. Power play like I mentioned earlier but we looked like a team. We haven’t played for 10 days, our timing wasn’t right and difference in situation.  The thing I know and I believe is that our team is going to be better next game.

On if he thinks that tonight’s game is an indicator on how the series is going to go…
Tough question, tough to answer. I wish to get the answer on how the next few games are going to be.  I know the Bruins, like we said, were the best team in the league all season long and they had a good first round and they played a solid game tonight and us we found a way to win.  We have to focus to make sure that we are better in a few things and we are going to correct it tomorrow.

MONTREAL CANADIENS FORWARD BRIAN GIONTA
On how it felt to win the game after seeing how well Carey Price played…
Carey [Price] gave us a chance to win tonight. It wasn’t our best game. He held us in, he made some huge saves for us. We’re fortunate to come out, and it’s a big win for us.

On the Canadiens scoring a pair of power play goals tonight…
It’s huge. That’s what wins you series. That’s what wins playoff games, and it showed tonight. You could see, two big goals for us to get us started.

On which of Carey Price’s saves were the most impressive…
All of them. He had too many of them to pick out a couple. It was quite the performance tonight. He stole that game for us.

On what Michel Therrien said to the team during their third period timeout…
It was just a moment to calm things down and get things settled back in. You lose a two-goal lead like that, the crowd’s into it, you just try to settle things down.

MONTREAL CANADIENS DEFENSEMAN FRANCIS BOUILLON
On how well he and defense partner Mike Weaver played tonight…
We know our job. We know we’re fast, and we’ve got to be first on the puck. Our job’s not to score some goals or to bring offense, but just to play safe, play well in our own zone. We did well in the first series against Tampa, now we have to do it against Boston.

On what was going through his mind when he scored his goal…
When those things happen, like when we’re buzzing around the net as you say, I just went down a little bit, and tried to give an option to Gio [Brian Gionta]. Gio saw me and gave me a great pass for a one-timer, but it was a really good shift for us. We couldn’t score maybe three, four times on that shift. But yeah, it was a nice goal.

MONTREAL CANADIENS GOALTENDER CAREY PRICE
On the game tonight…
It was a battle.  It was exactly what we were expecting and we just gutted it out.  It was a hard fought game that could have gone either way.

On if any saves stand out to him…
I don’t want to sit here and point out things that I did well through the game or point out individual efforts.  That tonight was a full team effort.

On the team re-grouping in overtime…
Well we were pushed back on our heels a little bit in the third I thought.  They came with home ice pressure, they’re a relentless team.  They push back and worked their way back into the hockey game and you have to give that team credit.

On what it says about the Canadiens pushing back in overtime…
At that point of the hockey game we all realized that it was still up for grabs and feeling sorry for yourself at that time isn’t the correct way to go about things.

On the performance of P.K Subban tonight…
He played very well.  We lean on him a lot, he plays a lot of big minutes for our team and that was a great performance and we needed that tonight.

On if he thinks that P.K. performs better in these types of games…
I think he’s comfortable playing in hostile environments and I think that’s a very good character trait to have.

On if tonight’s game is typical of what we will see for the whole series…
I don’t doubt it.  This whole rivalry has been going on for many years before I was born and it will probably keep going for a long time after I’m gone.

On how he feels after facing more than 50 shots tonight…
I feel good, that’s what we train for all year.  We haven’t been sitting on the couch all season for nothing or practicing all year for nothing.  It’s just gut check time and that’s really what it comes down to.

BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN PREGAME PRESS CONFERENCE 11:00 AM
On if there is a little extra emotion in the locker room after some time off…
I think it would be the same no matter what. Guys are excited just being in the playoffs so the day before or two days before that, I think everybody is just looking forward to getting it started.

On the status of Brad Marchand…
No I can’t. He took his option.

At what point he decided Daniel Paille will be in the lineup…
Game time.

On how they figure out teams in the playoffs even though they struggle against the in the regular season…
I don’t know. I really don’t. We just figure it out.

On what he has thought about Milan Lucic maturing and being a focal point of a playoff series…
It just means he’s doing his job. He is a physical player, a good player and if the attention is towards him, that means he’s doing his job.
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