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

by ALEX MEDINA @alex_medina5 /

On heading into tonight with a chance to clinch a playoff spot

"We look at it as the same situation. We want to decide our own fate, we don't want to wait until someone else gets us in. We're looking forward to it and it's going to be fun. We're a group of twenty guys in here and we would do anything for each other." - Johnny Gaudreau 

"We want to take it like a Game 7, an elimination game. That's our mindset for tonight and we know that's the hardest step to knock somebody out. It's going to be a tough game we just need to make sure we're ready for that." - Michael Frolik 

"We've put in a lot of work these past couple of weeks and put ourselves in this position. We're looking for that same atmosphere there was when we played against them two years ago." - Sean Monahan 

"It's one step (from) where we want to be. From the beginning of the season our first goal was to be in a playoff position. Hopefully this will be a stepping stone where we want to go as a team and that's how we have to approach the game." - Troy Brouwer 

On preparing for a tough game against the Kings 

"They're battling for their lives and we know that they'll come out hard. It's always a big battle against them. We need to play our game, focus on our game, get the puck deep and keep it simple." - Frolik 

"They're going to be desperate for sure, they are going to throw everything at us and we have to be ready for that. It'll be a tough and fast game." - Monahan 

"Just like when we played them last time, they're heavy, they come hard and play north-south. For us we have to be good at breaking the puck out and match that physicality. It's a real tough game." - Glen Gulutzan 

On dealing with emotions and the intensity of the game

"The emotions are going to be there but you need to control that and try to go out there and just play our game. We've played pretty good games against them and hopefully we can do that again tonight." - Frolik 

"We've been rolling as a team. We need to keep playing with that little bit of swagger and confidence that we have to keep rolling." - Monahan 
"Our practice this morning we were really focused. There was a little bit of intensity and that's a good thing for our team. It's like any other game, you just stick together as a group. We play in fives and stay in fives. Like any other game we'll stick together." - Gulutzan 

Gulutzan on the feeling it will be like if they are able to clinch tonight 

"If we get that X beside our name we'll have a little bit of time to reflect on it. I like giving our guys some time to reflect on some of the things they accomplish. The focus really right now is game to game." 

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