GEOFF WARD ON THE KEY TO TODAY'S GAME
"For us, it's just playing the same way that we have been. I think, based on what we've been doing lately, we want to come out with a real good start. We know they didn't get the result they were looking for, that they wanted in their last hockey game so I'm sure that they're going to be fully ready to go right from the drop of the opening puck. We've got to make sure that we're ready for that."
WARD ON TODAY'S START
"We've got to get ourselves into that first 10 minutes in a good way, establish momentum our way. Roll it from there into a good hockey game."
WARD ON THE FINAL GAME BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
"Our work isn't done yet. We've got another hockey game to play so we don't want to go on holidays early. We certainly can be happy with last night's game but now that's over for us and we've got to focus our attention on what's going to happen in the 60 minutes today. That will be our message to the players."
WARD ON HIS LINEUP TODAY
"We're talking about (lineup changes) right now. I'm sure that there will be but at this point in time, we're still throwing it around and we'll make our final decision in probably the next half an hour."