Here's a sampling of what the Maple Leafs and Hurricanes had to say following a 3-1 Leafs win in Toronto.
We played real well in the first. We turned the puck over in the second, and in the third, but we played real well in the first. The goal we scored two-on-one, they had a four-on-two. You don’t remember that but I do. So, four-on-two against, two-on-one the other way, that’s not the right way to play. We can fix that, but it’s good for Bernie (Bernier) to win and it’s good for our team to win.
We played a hard game. We don’t want to fold our cards by any means. While we’re out there, we want to play hard and win every game. I thought the guys played a strong game tonight and we forechecked pretty well too.
I thought the first period was our best period and kind of set the tone for the game. We struggled a bit in the second but ended up getting it done.
Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters
They were better than us early. Obviously they were more competitive than us early. We were fortunate, probably, to come out of that first period tied 1-1.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner
It’s frustrating to lose that one. I think the first period wasn’t our best, second period, we kind of battled back. Our power play kind of let us down tonight. We’ve got to bounce back tomorrow.
Carolina Hurricanes defenceman John-Michael Liles
It doesn’t matter where they are in the standings, it’s just frustrating to, I don’t think, play as well as we needed to play regardless of any team. It doesn’t matter where they are in the standings. We got outplayed pretty well in the first period and we didn’t get our legs under us until probably the second and it ended up costing us.