MINNESOTA COACH JACQUES LEMAIRE QUOTES
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 vs Vancouver
"The guys played good. The only thing I was not pleased with is the penalties. We have to stay out of the box, but it's so hard. But they (the team) work hard. They came tonight to try to win."
You haven't generated too much five on five anyway, and with Gaborik (Marian) and Dupuis (Pascal) out it's even more difficult:
"Dupuis is part of our offense, Kuba (Filip) is always there, Hank's (Alex Henry) a very solid defenseman. But hey, it's part of the game. You get injuries, it gives the opportunities to other guys to line up and play a little more, try to play at a higher level. If you can it's fine, and if you cannot it's a chip against you."
"There were a lot of penalties tonight. Five on Five in the first half of the game, I think we played pretty well. We executed the game like we wanted to, and played in our zone, and we went in their zone and played well. With the penalties it makes it tough, all the same guys keep coming back, you use your energy killing penalties instead of creating stuff offensively, so it makes a big difference at the end of the game."