Here's a sampling of what the Leafs had to say following a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers.
I thought we played real well last night to tell you the truth, controlled much of the play and in the end their goaltender was good. Obviously our powerplay was dangerous here tonight. We didn’t do much 5-on-5 through two periods and they didn’t get much done either. There wasn’t much room that way. We were able to connect on the powerplay and good for the guys who got some points. It’s always positive to get some points.
That’s the good thing about playing in the NHL, you get a chance to redeem yourself pretty quick. Even though sometimes these back-to-backs are pretty challenging, especially against two good Florida teams, we just found a way to win.
I felt good tonight. One of those games where the puck seems to be following you. You get a point early on in the first period and you just settle in. Especially for me, just feel way more comfortable wanting to make plays. So when you get that early point or early success it really carries through the rest of the game.