Every time he stepped on the ice, we knew it.
Everyone knows it's not easy to adjust to time zones and all that. I think we needed to take advantage of that situation.
There were delays because of weather and other things, but I finally got here. It was a lifelong dream to play in the Olympics, but I'm very excited to be back with my team. It was great to see them again.
I didn't know whether it was going in or not, so I decided to poke out my stick and redirect it. It was a quick decision.
We've been very competitive in international play, and all I can do is guarantee that we will be prepared to win. This is a very big thing for a small country like ours.
It's quite an honor, and I'm very excited to represent my country. We're going to meet in Latvia, practice for a few days and then go to Italy.
This is the kind of performance that can give you confidence. You hope it's something you can build on.
It gives you confidence because you look back at it and realize you played with them and you kept up with them on the ice. These guys are the best, so it makes you feel good to compete with them.
We have to get going, and one of the most important things is to start playing well. You have to begin there. But we'd sure like to win again at home.