Here's a sampling of what the Leafs had to say following a 5-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
He’s (Connor McDavid) a real good player obviously. I thought their goaltender was real good early. We worked hard, had lots of chances but in the end they were able to capitalize on theirs.
He’s definitely a special player. You just watch the stuff he can do – the little things – most players don’t see. Obviously he was in on all five goals tonight and he’s definitely a guy everyone’s going to have to be aware of.
I felt good. Felt like I made some mistakes, but overall I think there was more positive than negative. But I think that’s going to happen your first game, especially with a new team.
I thought we did a good job in between periods, we stayed positive, the game was right there. We scored that big goal in the second and then obviously that fourth one really hurt us. But I thought the whole game we’re right there and we had our chances to put it in.