SAM BENNETT ON TOUGH LOSS:
"It's a learning experience, for sure. No one's happy with the way we played in the first couple periods. (Mike Smith) bailed us out too many times to count. He's been playing great and we've got to do a better job in front of him and play Game 3 with a lot more urgency."
BENNETT ON MATCHING AVS' PHYSICALITY:
"I think they were more physical; they were faster. We have a fast team, we have a physical team, but we didn't really show it in the first. We can do a lot better job of that."
BENNETT ON RESETTING FOR GAME 3:
"We're fine. We're not hitting the panic button or anything. We're a good team, we all believe in each other. It's just a matter of getting that start and being more prepared."
Video: "We definitely learned a lesson tonight"
TRAVIS HAMONIC LOSING LATE LEAD:
"It's tough. They tie it late on kind of a lucky bounce, to be honest. In overtime, it can going to go either way. It's going to happen. When you're playing these tight games, overtime games, you've got to be resilient and bounce back, and we've got the group and the leadership in here that's going to make sure we're ready to go in Denver next game. … We've got to re-group. Short memory. That's all we can do."
MIKE SMITH ON TEAM'S EFFORT:
"Sometimes you get the short end of the stick, but we battled hard. I don't think we've played our best hockey game. Everybody in here will tell you the same thing. We were a little tentative, we weren't skating as well as we can and we have and it made them look really, really fast. We'll clean that up and get to Colorado and keep the series going."
SMITH ON DEADLOCKED SERIES:
"If anyone thought were going to sweep this team, they've got another thing coming. It's going to be a long series and you've got to prepare yourself for that."
Video: "It was a close game. It was a game of inches"
BILL PETERS ON THE FIRST PERIOD:
"I didn't think we started on time by any stretch of the imagination. I thought there was more to give, for sure."
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