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Quote Roundup: Pens-Sabres

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

Here is what the Pens had to say heading into their contest against Buffalo.


On his callup: "It's really exciting, a little unexpected. It was nice. Obviously it's a good feeling to get back up here. I'm really excited."

On his game: "Move the puck, move my feet, be physical."

On his play in WBS: "It's been good, fun. It's been a nice change. All of the guys have been great. It's a good group to play for. Everything has been positive."

On being a righty: "You get your forehand on a certain side of the ice and it makes it easier for you. It's good to be a right-handed shot."


On his play against Buffalo: "There's no real great explanation. I just hope it keeps going. You want to make sure you're consistent. There hasn't been anything specific that has changed."

On his backhand: "It's something that came easy to me. Some guys are more comfortable there. It can be frustrating as a kid and working on your backhand. It doesn't feel great. Maybe I had a faster learning curve. It can help."


On Corrado: "No. 1, he's a right-handed shot. It gives us more of a compliment as far as the sticks are concerned, keeping people on their forehand and positions where they're comfortable playing. He's a solid, two-way defenseman. I coached him in Vancouver when he was young so I have some familiarity with Frankie. We think he can help us win right now."

Update on Sestito: "He's dealing with an upper-body injury. He's day-to-day. We'll take each day as it comes."

On Bonino: "His production has clearly trended up over the last 15 games or so. When he does produce for us he makes our team that much more dangerous, that's what he's done as of late. He's getting timely goals for us."

On Pouliot: "Derrick is in the process. We still believe in him. We believe he's a good player. He's a talented player. This is part of the process as a young player. Some players' learning curves are faster than others. Playing defense in this league is the hardest position to play. The adjustment for a young defenseman is the most difficult. Derrick is just going through that process."

On facing the Sabres' No. 1 PP: "We have to put them under pressure, force teams and power plays to make plays under duress. It can't be isolated. It has to be cooperative. We have to have a game plan on pressure points. We have a lot of respect for their power play, but we're not going to fear them. We're going to do our best to put them under pressure, and force them to make plays under pressure."

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