This was the fastest exhibition game I've ever seen. It was faster than some regular-season and even some playoff games. That doesn't always translate into goals, but the transition, the up and back, is fun.
It's hard to know what's going to happen in the next few days, because there are so many teams still in contention. But some teams could lose a couple of games, and suddenly they're not looking to buy anymore.
I didn't like the way we were giving up goals in the third period. We need to show more poise, but our offense was there as it has been for the last three games.
I don't think he realized how hard that is. He's very comfortable, and this is when it matters most too. These are huge games, and to see the young guys come through like this is great.
We finally had 18 skaters totally committed. The last two games, I couldn't say that.
The best thing we can do is win all our games, then you don't even have to bother. Our focus right now has to be on Colorado, but those two games against Vancouver right now are huge as well as the game in L.A. It's the L.A. and Vancouver games that seem to have the most importance.
We're a team that's pretty resilient. We showed that this year, and now, I mean, I would've loved to have won both games in Nashville. We've got to try and get a split.
Patty had one of his best games of the year on both sides of the puck. He was very focused throughout.
Patty had one of his best games of the season.
I will not win a game tonight to lose the next eight games. I will lose a game tonight to win the next eight games, if that makes any sense.
McLaren goes to the net and gets tackled and if that's not interference and this little thing is interference Give me a break.
I didn't like either one of those goals. I've seen this happen before, the floodgates open so I stepped in to try and stop it.
He's going to be a 35-40 goals scorer.
Somebody will say he only had four assists, but they were huge -- setting up winning goals, making big plays, drawing penalties. He could have drawn about 10 more penalties. And he's a leader in the room along with Patty, they share that responsibility.
We can't sit back and expect Joe to score three or four goals and we jump on his back. He has to do his job and we have to do our job.
The forwards didn't loan him a stick and maybe Kyle didn't yell at anybody to hand him a stick.
We got the upper hand quick, they did a lot of complaining and the next thing you know, we have five penalties in a row against us and it threw us off our rhythm. From that point on, you never knew what was going to be a penalty.
Most impressive to me about the group is how they've grasped the rules and played disciplined. Hopefully that gives us a bit of a head start that our guys have understood what the rules are right off the bat.
This was their third game in four nights. It's not like we're spring chickens right now -- we've been playing a lot of hockey -- but they didn't have the same zip that they normally have. And that's why I think we were able to carry the play.
That was not a good call. . . . That's what (expletive) you off. You've got a great hockey game going and you get put down on a questionable call.
I'm happy we spent all day (Tuesday) working on our power play. They've got great special teams. Fortunately, we had those opportunities, because we didn't look much better than we did in Phoenix to be honest.
I hope they decide to hold themselves accountable.
That's the key to the game, keep the hope alive.
That shot he took was a cannon. It was on his stick and into the net, unbelievable. Matt Carle continues to improve, to be the type of player that raises a lot of eyebrows.
We've got to do a better job of executing our penalty kill.