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A rundown on what was discussed during this morning's media availability

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson /

Mark Giordano on the importance of tonight's game:

"A really fast team. They play really quick, they battle hard. We had a good game against them last time until the last couple minutes. We've got to bring that same mentality but at this point in the season, it's points - we've got to worry about getting points. They're pretty solidified there in their spot. We've got to get into a spot and try to move on up. It's a really important game for is."

Giordano on if the team is a desperate group:

"We have to be. You don't win for a couple of games, you lose one in overtime and you fall … not right out of it but you fall a point or two back. We want to be in a (playoff) spot. We want to wake up every day and be in a spot. To do that, we've got to string some together."

Michael Frolik on the team's mentality:

"We have to be desperate. Every single point matters right now and every little play, every little detail could be the difference. It's tight and it's always been like that, I think, the last couple of years. We just need to find a way, I think, to be good at home."

Frolik on the Golden Knights:

"We know they're good on turnovers so I think that's the biggest key for tonight. Don't feed them on those turnovers because we know they've got a great transition."

Glen Gulutzan on having the players' moms at the team meeting and morning skate:

"We wanted to give the moms a taste of what our regular morning routine is. So they were at breakfast and then they came into the morning meeting and watched practice. They'll get to see how much food we put in front of their sons."

Gulutzan on the Vegas Golden Knights:

"We played them before and I thought it was a real good, fast game in Calgary. The speed at which they can play ... and they can score. I don't want to call them opportunistic. They generate chances. They have a great ability to score. They have good chemistry. Their (defence) is always in your face. They create offensive. They're an impressive team but the speed is the one thing we're going to have to be aware of. We can't give them these juicy opportunities because we're turning it over with our speed."

Gulutzan the mood surrounding the team with their moms on the trip:

"I think a lot of the guys - and I've been on these trips before, one other one - I think a lot of the guys really feel good that they have the opportunity to give their mom this little sneak peak into their life. It's a unique opportunity for them. It's a nice thing for all they've done."

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