MINNESOTA COACH JACQUES LEMAIRE QUOTES
Friday, November 25, 2005 versus ST LOUIS
How do you feel the guys played today?
“I felt we played very well the whole game. It hurt when we got that penalty when they went four on three and scored. We couldn’t get a good lead and hold on to it. We made good plays and our defense made good passes up to the forwards. We’ve been working on the breakout pass to get behind the opposition defense, and it’s worked a few times lately.”
Talk about the third period.
“We got some breaks at the end of the game. We have to play at a high level for us to win. With everyone back, it’s tough to get everybody in there. We can push players a little more because they all want to play. Some nights are tougher than others, but they all want to be a part of it. They must stay sharp to stay in the line up.”
Talk about your two goals.
“On the breakaway Mikko (Koivu) made a great pass to me and I was lucky enough to put it in. I really wanted that third goal, but I got a little too excited and shot just wide a couple times. But it’s a good win for us.”
How tough was that last loss to Edmonton?
“We felt it was a bad loss to loose at the end and we wanted to come back strong in front of our fans. It’s all about confidence, especially for me. It’s important for me to do what I can to help the team win. I felt our defense moved the puck up to our forwards very well and helped us create a lot of scoring chances.”