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Postgame Quotes: March 3, 2016

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

Here's a sampling of what the Leafs and Wild had to say following a 3-2 Toronto loss at Air Canada Centre.

Mike Babcock

I think, just in general, I liked the way we played. I thought we did a lot of good things. I’d like us to be more dangerous offensively. I think we will be as time goes on for sure, and guys learn the league, get more confidence in the league, but I was impressed by how we played tonight. I think they’re a good team. Even though their season hasn’t gone the way they wanted they have a lot of really good players and I thought the game was good.

Kasperi Kapanen

I think we’ve had some good plays through this whole season and I think we’re really starting to find each other over here so hopefully we’ll start putting the puck in the net soon.

Nazem Kadri

We’re in the game. I don’t think it’s as frustrating as people think because we’re in the hockey game. Every single night we have a chance to win. It’s bad breaks like that, I mean, taking a penalty obviously, being shorthanded for four straight minutes and they’ve got some pretty skilled guys out there. You’re going to give them some chances. I think our PK actually has done pretty well over the past few games. A tough way to lose but we’ve got to move on.

Minnesota Wild head coach John Torchetti

They’ve been playing great the last two games they had against Tampa and Washington, they were right in it. It’s a checking game, that one. We got some good opportunities on the power play, cashed in on it, and it’s a good win for us. For me moving forward, I said we’re going to have to try to win a game 1-0 or 2-1 some nights. Just stay in it, don’t try to do the extra play or try and cheat on a forecheck and we did a good job. I know we didn’t get the shots on net that we wanted but I thought Dubie (Dubnyk) played really well for us.

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk

That’s a tough game. They’re working hard as a group over there and obviously they have a lot of young guys so they played us hard. It’s an important game, especially on the road, to just stick to what we were doing. I thought we defended really well all game and you stay with it. We had a huge power play goal at the end of the game and that’s sometimes what you need. I thought it was a good job by everybody.

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