After these last two games, we have to regroup quickly,
They didn't give us any opportunities to create any scoring chances.
He's a good player. He has all kinds of skills. He can skate, pass, shoot, hit.
This is a very big honor for me,
We let a lot of games slip away. We spent a lot of time chasing points, and those points wound up costing us the playoffs.
It was a good practice today.
It's a great feeling to beat a Canadian team. They're so strong and the tradition has always been great in Canadian hockey. To beat this team, we took a lot of pride in that.
I understand they're frustrated. We're frustrated, too. I'm not going to quit. I'm just going to keep playing hard and try to help my team win.
I can wait forever as long as we win. It's a great win, hopefully we'll get some confidence and it will carry over from here.
I can wait forever as long as we win.
The puck went in, and the referee admitted that he had blown the whistle before the puck went in and apologized. It was a really tough break. It would have been great to have the tie at that point, and take our chances in overtime.
The Islanders appointed Yashin team captain Tuesday, in time for the team's pre-season game later that night against the New York Rangers. This is a very big honour for me, ... There are so many players on our team who are great leaders and would have been excellent choices, so this means a lot.
It didn't go well for us. We had so many turnovers in the neutral zone and we didn't really have a lot of scoring chances.
We have to raise our game and play our best hockey in the medal round. It was a good practice today because I think every line was clicking.
Of course I'm frustrated and wish I could help the team. I wish something would go right for me personally and my line. I know I have to play better and give some production. ... I know it's a message to me.
After they scored the third goal, it all fell apart again. Nobody will help us besides us. We have to look inside, everybody. It starts from me personally. Everybody has to play better hockey. We play well and stop, play well and stop.
I don't think it really changes anything from my game point. But it's a big responsibility, not only for my personal game and my personal results, it's what the team has to do to be successful. I get to play one of the main roles to make sure we're going in the direction we want to go.
I think it's a dream of any player to be in this position, to have this kind of responsibility. It's a big responsibility, but at the same time, it's a great feeling, because a lot of people believe I can do it.
They have a lot of superstars and they can put the puck in the net and create a lot of scoring chances. But Nabokov and our defense kept holding, kept holding, and we finally got a chance on the power play.
We try to stay away from that kind of thing. A penalty like that could cost us the game. But he's young and he can learn.
We lost control of the game.
That depends ... am I in the final year of my contract
It seems like the biggest goal for us is to be consistent. If I play all 60 minutes at the same level I think we have a better chance to be successful.
This is a huge win for Russia because of the history with Canada. Now, we go forward.
We played as a team and it's with great pride that we beat a team like Canada.