NOAH HANIFIN ON SCARY BLOCKED SHOT:
"It got me in the back of the helmet, in the lower part. A bit of a flash or a sting. It was pretty loud from inside the helmet. Thankfully, it did it my helmet and nowhere else. I felt pretty good after a couple minutes. … Just trying to do my job and help the team win. ... It was weird at first. I went to the locker-room, they looked at it and I felt OK after about 10 minutes or so."
MARK GIORDANO ON JACKETS' LATE PUSH:
They're a desperate team. Really, really big, strong team who plays well. ... It was an important two points for us tonight. I thought the guys really dug deep and played well."
GIORDANO ON STARTING STRONG:
"I thought the first period was great. I thought as the period went on, we got better and better. To get up 3-1 was huge. We had a little bit of everything. In the third, they got some powerplays that generated some momentum and some zone time. Some big blocks tonight, some big saves by Ritter."
DAVID RITTICH ON GIORDANO'S BIG SAVE:
"He stopped that. Nagano '98. He learned something from that."
MICHAEL FROLIK ON HIS PRETTY GOAL:
"I kind of knew that I had more speed than the defensemen, so I tried to go around him. I saw the stick last second and made a move."
BILL PETERS ON HOW THE THIRD PLAYED OUT:
"I really liked the composure on the bench and some of the communication the guys were having. Just talking about it, this is the way it's going to be. It isn't always going to be free and easy; it isn't always going to be smooth. It was a bit of a grind tonight, but I thought the guys did a good job staying with it."
PETERS ON MOMENTUM SWINGS:
"They did a good job playing with some desperation, and we had a hard time getting the momentum back."