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Game 4 postgame quotes: Marian Hossa, Darryl Sydor

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com
Q.  Did they do show anything different on the penalty kill?

MARIAN HOSSA:  I don't think they showed anything different.  They switched something, but I mean it's just up to us how we play. 

I think we played the five-on-three a little uptight, and we have to relax a little.  Move the puck smoothly and did a great shot already.  And they're a great penalty killing team.  And they make it really hard but we have to find a way to score especially five-on-three.

Q.  It wasn't just the five-on-three, it's the whole series, two of 17 on power plays.  Anything special on the kill?

MARIAN HOSSA:  I mean I think both teams are on the kill, not just them.  But bottom line we needed to score on five on three, and it was a different game.  We need to score those big goals on the five on three.

Q.  Is there something you can take into Detroit, take out of this game, you take there, a tough place to play?

MARIAN HOSSA:  It's going to be really tough.  But like I said before, their last game, it's one of the toughest games to close.  And we're going to make it really tough for them to make it.  Right now we're just facing a tough situation and we just have to go step by step.

Q.  How do you convince yourselves you can beat these guys three games in a row?

MARIAN HOSSA:  Just go step-by-step.

Q.  You have more chances five on five?

MARIAN HOSSA:  I think Game 3, five on five, we just played more simple.  And we just dumped the puck in.  Tonight we didn't do it as much and we make it tough on ourselves great defensive.  Stay on the blue line.  And it's tough.

Darryl Sydor

Q.  This team hasn't experienced a lot of deciding game potentially going back to Detroit, what's that like?

DARRYL SYDOR:  Well, I mean the fourth game to win is the toughest game to win.  And right now, obviously, being down 3-1, we have to play desperate hockey, fight for another day, and that's what we're going to do.

We haven't experienced that yet.  So that's probably a good thing.  We're going to come out, come out and play hard and let the chips lay where they may.  But we're not going to go down not fighting for sure.

Q.  Do you sense fatigue at all?

DARRYL SYDOR:  I'm not sure.  I don't know.  We just didn't get enough pressure on them.  We didn't do the things that we did in Game 3.  And, obviously, you lose by one goal, you look at your mistakes again and come back tomorrow, the sun's going to come up, and we'll have to regroup and get ready for Game 5.

Q.  You were up and all of a sudden it seems like the wheels -- all of a sudden they took the lead.  You got a chance five-on-three, and it slipped away.

DARRYL SYDOR:  Five-on-three is big.  You like to score on one of them, and we weren't able to.  But we had some chances.  The bottom line is we didn't win and we need to be better on special teams throughout the game and need strength to win.

I don't know if we created enough on the forecheck.  And our neutral zone wasn't good.  And we had a lot of turnovers in the neutral zone.  Although, they didn't capitalize on a lot, we got momentum coming out in their zone.
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