I was pretty happy to get that goal. It's been a while.
Even though I wasn't scoring, I was getting opportunities. That's the tough part about it, especially when the team isn't winning. You know you could help the team if you were scoring.
It was frustrating, but I tried to keep that frustration in and now show it. Inside, I had that burn.
It's just a part of the game. Every player goes through tough stretches like that once in a while. I'm just happy I got a goal and hopefully this thing is over now.
It makes it easier to go through a drought if the team is winning. If we're winning, not scoring doesn't bother me that much. When the team's not winning, that's when you seem to get even more upset about it. You just want to help the team. I was just working hard trying to throw pucks on net. I'm just happy I finally got a bounce.
It kind of feelings like the team's luck has changed. It seems like, in the past, the bounces were just not going our way.
I've always thought you kind of make your luck and that if you go out there and work hard, eventually, you'll get a bounce. But Michael Nylander's near miss on Monday was huge for us. That would have allowed Washington to pull their goalie at the end and make a better push for the tie.
We've been working hard and we're happy to finally get a few bounces here and there. It's all about winning and the team.
But we're not going to get those bounces every night, so we've got to put a good effort out every game and give ourselves a chance to win.