ST. LOUIS COACH MIKE KITCHEN QUOTES
Tuesay, April 4, 2006 versus Minnesota
Is this tough to lose the game after you get a good game out of Divis?
“Yeah, its real tough. I mean we scored enough goals, we should be able to win the game. We made a couple errors there that ended up in the back of their net.”
What did you think of Harding [Josh] tonight?
“It was quite an experience for your first NHL game. You go through overtime and especially the way overtime was, there were a lot of chances and then to handle a shootout your first game, you’ll remember that.”
You had the offense tonight –
“Yeah we did, the offense was there and four goals is enough to win. We made a couple of errors that we shouldn’t have made. We are not an over confident club right now and we get a little up tight but the effort is still there. We just cannot have the turnovers that we did.”
“The last goal I slide in and when they clean the ice, you have to move back so quick to make a good move and I slide with the puck in the net. At least we got a point, it is just sad that we couldn’t finish again.”
Do you feel like you stopped that puck even though you backed into the goal?
“Yeah, but I slid behind the line so it’s a goal.”
What about that save on Gaborik with 45 seconds left in overtime?
“I shot the puck away but I came to slow and when I think about it now, he came from the side and I saw the break away. He had to cross the net and I moved fast enough and he had pressure from our defensemen. He couldn’t really do much.”