Q. Can you take us through those final seconds, things looked a little anxious there.
Yeah, I mean first of all, it's never easy. They came at us. I mean, of course we had to make it. We were a two-goal lead with 1:50 and we take a penalty.
It was chaotic the last 40 seconds. We had it out of the zone with 10 seconds left, and they made a great play. They have a really good team. [Penguins forward Sidney] Crosby was flying. I knew it was a good backhander. I tried to get as far out as I could, and it ended up hitting my arm. I think time had ran out before it started rolling over the side of the net. I was happy to see the ref yell time was up when I looked up.
Q. You've said you were one of those guys that flies under the radar, and you've been through a lot in the last few years, what does this moment mean to you right now?
It's special, because coming back here, I always want to play in Detroit. And just kept fighting, never gave up. Worked on my game and did the right things I needed to do to get to this moment. I never ever doubted myself. I just needed the opportunity.
Q. You pretty much shut down one of the most explosive teams in hockey. Can you talk about the effort the Penguins gave you this series and especially tonight?
It was tough. I mean everybody says we dominated the first two games. We shoot a lot. We shoot from the outside goal for rebounds. We score goals like tonight. But the first Game 2-0 with four minutes left, the same with the second game. The other four were all one-goal games played to the last second. They had a very good young team. It was tough. They're a quick fast team that's big, and we had to battle every single game to get out of the series.
Q. I know there were a couple of late goals in the last two games, but beyond that I think that the stats were pretty one sided in your favor in the third period. Seemed like a lot of teams sit back in the third, you pressed, and that seemed to be your best period in the series?
I think that's from being here before. I know the last two games, last minute, we weren't very good. We were just hanging on. But we always say we want to take the initiative and go after teams.
We've done that before. We've sat back and ended up losing games. We believe we've just got to keep playing and forechecking and doing our thing, and we'll be successful more times than not.